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Gallery: Blade delivery to the top of Baoding Mountain in China

CHINA: Transport firm Hongkong CIMC International delivered 90 wind turbine blades to the top of Baoding mountain, 2,900m high, in the Chinese province of Yunnan.

  • Transport firm Hongkong CIMC International delivered 90 wind turbine blades to the top of Baoding mountain

    Transport firm Hongkong CIMC International delivered 90 wind turbine blades to the top of Baoding mountain

  • Baoding mountain in the Chinese province of Yunnan is 2,900m high

    Baoding mountain in the Chinese province of Yunnan is 2,900m high

  • The company used a C&C U480 tractor, with a diesel engine producing 487PS, and 2,200Nm torque power at 1100-1300rpm

    The company used a C&C U480 tractor, with a diesel engine producing 487PS, and 2,200Nm torque power at 1100-1300rpm

  • The drivers had to negotiate villages with buildings on both sides of the road and high voltage power lines

    The drivers had to negotiate villages with buildings on both sides of the road and high voltage power lines

  • The trailer includes a specially designed wind blade adapter with hydraulic rotating function

    The trailer includes a specially designed wind blade adapter with hydraulic rotating function

  • The blade adapter can adjust the height and angle of the blade to negotiate the obstacles of the road

    The blade adapter can adjust the height and angle of the blade to negotiate the obstacles of the road

  • The blades are 52.4metres long, and weigh over 12 tons

    The blades are 52.4metres long, and weigh over 12 tons

  • The view from the rear of the trailer adaptor, under the blade

    The view from the rear of the trailer adaptor, under the blade

  • The route to the project was 5.5km long, with 212 turns and 30 degree slopes

    The route to the project was 5.5km long, with 212 turns and 30 degree slopes

  • CIMC's transporter makes it to the top

    CIMC's transporter makes it to the top

  • The journey with each blade took five hours

    The journey with each blade took five hours

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The route to the government-sponsored Baoding Mountain Wind Farm is 5.5km long, and includes 212 turns and slopes as steep as 30 degrees.

The journey with each blade took five hours, and the drivers had to negotiate the load through villages with buildings on either side of the road, and high voltage power lines.

The blades are 52.4metres long, and weigh over 12 tons.

The company used a C&C U480 tractor, with a diesel engine producing 487PS, and 2,200Nm torque power at 1100-1300rpm. The drive axles use 16 ton double reduction planetary axles.

The wind trailer includes a specially designed wind blade adapter with hydraulic rotating function, which can adjust the height and angle of the blade to negotiate the obstacles of the road.

The blades are transported for a large part of the journey facing to the front, above the cab of the driver. An operator sits on the trailer near the blade root and with a remote control operator can move the blade when required.

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