Asiaborg

Arubaborg

Asiaborg was built in 2007, is 469 feet long and flies the flag of The Netherlands

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Previous names:
Asiaborg: 2007-2015
ESL Europa: 2015-
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2008May07_0699The Asiaborg was built in 2007 and the next year, she was assigned the Duluth wind turbine shuttle, bringing a cargo of wind turbine parts here 4 times that year. Through 2015, she had not been back again. On at least 3 of those 2008 trips, she loaded an outbound cargo of grain. In her August 7th visit, she carried some project cargo for an oil sands project in Alberta along with her customary cargo of wind turbine parts. One could say she, and also Duluth, was keeping her (our) hand in each end of the energy basket.
Picture above and below taken May 7, 2008 as she brought a cargo of wind turbine base units.
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Below, she is discharging wind turbine nacelles at the Port Terminal on June 21, 2008
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Picture below taken August 7, 2008
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Below, on September 30, 2008,  longshoremen at the Port Terminal discharged 37 wind turbine nacelles from the Asiaborg, each with a hub attached. Together, they will sit at the top of the finished wind turbine. The nacelle, with the company name, Acciona on it, holds the machinery for the wind turbine; the hub, on the right of the piece below, will hold the 3 blades. They are together for the trip over from Spain only because it was easier to load the ship that way. The piece as you see it will not fit on the truck that will soon carry each piece to wind farms in Montana, Oklahoma and Illinois. The piece in the picture will be taken to another area of the Port Terminal where it will be taken apart. The hubs will not necessarily be reunited with the nacelles they came with. Once separated, they are just interchangeable parts. Eighteen of the nacelles and 18 of the hubs will be taken to Illinois and 18 of each will go to Oklahoma; one pair will go to Montana. The special rigging (gold colored) above,the nacelle was sent here by Acciona just for lifting these pieces.
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