July 7 - Blue Water Shipping is beginning the delivery of 70 Goldwind G121 wind turbines for the White Rock wind farm in Australia.

Blue Water's office in Singapore will be responsible for overseeing the project, while its operations in Shanghai and Sydney will assist with the transport organisation.

Bjarke R. Nielsen of Blue Water Singapore noted that the wind energy industry in Australia is expected to develop positively in the near future, despite the market slowdown.

"We will be handling the sea freight from China to Newcastle where we are also in charge of the storage. From Newcastle the turbines will be trucked 515 km to the site where we are also involved in the discharge operations," explained Nielsen.

"The turbine blades are 60 m long - the longest blades used on any Australian project to date - so it is an interesting assignment waiting for us."