March 3 - SAL Heavy Lift has signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce - a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International - for the transportation of 67 transition pieces for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm.

SAL Heavy Lift will deliver the transition pieces over the course of 12 voyages from Aalborg, Denmark to Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The units will be handed over to a specialised vessel for installation in the German North Sea, 95 km northwest of Borkum Island.

Each transition piece measures in excess of 25 m long, weighs approximately 360 tonnes, and will be transported in a vertical position. In addition to the transport, SAL Heavy Lift is responsible for the design, engineering, fabrication of specialised grillages and lifting tools for the project.

Sune Thorleifsson, SAL Heavy Lift's head of projects, commented: "We have an extensive knowledge within transportation of complex structures, which gave Offshore WindForce the confidence to award SAL as logistic partner for this significant project."

SAL's role in the Veja Mate project will start during June 2016 and is scheduled to end in August this year.

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