Transportation of the rotor sail for the Scandlines hybrid ferry “Copenhagen”
The still unassembled rotor sail for the Scandlines hybrid ferry “Copenhagen”, which operates between Rostock (Germany) and Gedser (Denmark), experienced its first journey on the Baltic Sea during the transportation from Klaipeda in Lithuania to Rostock.
On Saturday, 18 April 2020, the unassembled rotor sail for M/V Copenhagen was shipped from the harbour of Klaipeda in Lithuania. The rotor sail was produced in Goldap in the eastern part of Poland and from there transported 300 km by road to Klaipeda. The diameter of the rotor is five meter and the transportation was challenging. In some places, power lines had to be removed to make room for the rotor. In the afternoon of Monday, 20 April 2020, the coaster with the rotor sail arrived in the harbour of Rostock. The rotor sail is now to be assembled before installation at the end of Q2 – unless the COVID-19 pandemic prevents this.