Multi-modal transportation specialists Quality Freight Group is powering up in the renewable energy industry.
The company operates its own state of the art port facility at Ellesmere Port in Merseyside, UK, which has handled over 150,000 tonns of biomass wood pellets for one of the United Kingdom’s major energy providers.
QFG highlighted the true multi-modality of its operation with the in-bound pellets being delivered by ship and road tipper, and onward delivery to the power station via QFG’s own rail terminal.
QFG Business Development Manager Shaun Ryan said the QFG rail business has developed significantly during 2013, with up to 17 trains per week being handled through the ports railhead.
“QFG also provided product handling and storage to give the client the ability to book additional short notice train services.”
Meanwhile, QFG is working with Wind NI one of the largest wind power development companies in Northern Ireland.
Mr Ryan said QFG collected a cargo of second hand wind turbines and blades from four sites in Germany with the use of 12 standard trailers and three specialised extendable trailers for the oversized wind blades.
The cargo was delivered to the Duncan Plant and Construction site in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, for refurbishment prior to final delivery to the wind farms.
“The complexity and diversity of renewable energy transportation projects from biomass to wind turbines require tailored solutions and QFG has demonstrated success in meeting all our client requirements,” Mr Ryan said.