O’Neill & Brennan have been working with the Galway Harbour Company since 2004 and supply general operatives to work with their own team to help with all loading and unloading of vessels. The main cargo delivered to Galway Harbour is steel rebar for use in the construction industry. The main cargo leaving is refuse, which is shipped to Holland for use in that country’s incinerators.
Recently, we have been helping to deal with another cargo - that of wind turbines for the Galway Wind Park. This cargo consists of huge blades, as seen in the picture above, and generators which are shipped for Siemens to be assembled on site in Galway. Each vessel takes two to three days, two cranes in tandem lifting, and a lot of delicate but extremely labour intensive work. The blades, while tough enough to deal with the medium to high speed winds of Galway, need to be handled with extreme care. They are initially stored in the harbour before being moved by road on special trailers to the wind farm.
When the wind farm is complete it will produce enough green energy to power 41,000 homes.