Friday, 24 September 2010


Although it is around 140 miles by road, it is considerably easier to transport wind turbines from Campbeltown to Glasgow by sea, and it was on just such a voyage that the Dutch coaster GERARDA was seen as she made her way upriver. The turbines, made at the Skykon plant at Machrihanish, were destined for the Clyde Wind Farm. GERARDA was built in 2006 by Ferus Smit and is managed by Flinter Shipping. She is 89.8 metres in length, and has a deadweight of 4,537 tonnes.