The number of megawatts generated by windmill installations worldwide is increasing fast. In Europe alone it amounts to 30 percent annually. This development will continue in the years to come as the leading nations have pledged by means of the Kyoto treaty to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions. In order to meet these commitments, wind power will play an ever-increasing part in the generation of energy. Wind power capacity in Europe will grow from 15,000 megawatt at this moment in time to 60,000 megawatt in 2010. Worldwide this will increase from 20,000 megawatt today to 110,000 megawatt in 2010.
Focus on low operational costs
More windmill capacity does not only mean more windmills but, above all, larger windmills. During the Nineties windmills measured a height of approximately 50 metres. These days we witness huge installations of 100 metres or more in height. This makes ever-greater demands upon transportation, as the turbines get heavier, the rotor blades longer and the tower components larger.
Nooteboom has been actively involved in the development of the transportation of windmills since 1990, when wind power really began to take off. Since then Nooteboom has introduced many innovative and cost-effective transport concepts for, amongst others, Vestas, Enerco and DegMicon. A good example is the insert adapter floor for low-loaders and modular trailers, which makes it possible to load and unload turbines without the use of a crane. An out-and-out Nooteboom invention, as are the tower section adapters for the transport of tower components. In response to the trend towards larger windmills, the triple and quadruple extendible Teletrailer and Multitrailer, the Tele-Multi and the modular Scheuerle-Nooteboom Wing Transporter have been added to the range.
During the past six months transport companies across Europe have chosen en masse for the Nooteboom Manoovr. More than 500 axle lines have already been sold and many of these have been delivered by now. The Manoovr MPL semi low-loaders are available with 3 up to 10 axle lines. Marinka Nooteboom: “For almost two years we worked very hard on the development of the Manoovr. In that period we ourselves became more and more enthusiastic about the advantages of Manoovr, but the introduction was not without some suspense. Are our customers going to share our enthusiasm and how will the trade press react? We are delighted with the three Awards we received during the past year.
HSE Nooteboom has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Nooteboom Group since 2007. Changing the company name to Nooteboom UK Ltd is a natural progression within the group. The timing is perfect to make the change to align with the rebranding of the Nooteboom corporate image and with the large amount of investment being made in the UK facilities. Combined with the rebrand, HSE Nooteboom was ready to renew its own image in order to further strengthen its market leading position in the UK.
Rinus van Wijgerden has been a loyal customer of Nooteboom Trailers for 30 years. Van Wijgerden is always at the forefront with his investment in innovative transport solutions. As is the case with the EURO-PX low-loader, the MULTI-PX semi low-loader and now the Manoovr semi low-loader.
With a total weight of 150 tonnes at 80 km/hr this MPL-150-37(V) is up to now the largest Manoovr semi low-loader with the highest payload in the programme. The MPL with Multidolly is an excellent alternative for some modular trailers.
UK transport specialists West of Scotland Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of Nootebooms’ latest semi lowloader ‘the Manoovr’ as well as two Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units.
Mammoet Road Cargo - member of the Big Move Group - is very happy to announce it is expanding its fleet! They have taken on board two new five-axle extendable MANOOVR trailers from Nooteboom. The new trailers are robust, innovative and designed specifically to meet the requirements of the exceptional transport industry.
Koninklijke Nooteboom Trailers has won the SV Innovation Award 2015. According to the panel of expert judges the MANOOVR has scored the highest, particularly in the category ‘innovation for the user’. The award was presented by Jarco the Bruin, commercial director ING Lease Nederland, to general manager Marinka Nooteboom during the opening of the BedrijfsautoRAI 2015. The SV Innovation Award is an initiative of the Special Vehicles department of the RAI Vereniging and is sponsored by ING Lease.