It was a good day yesterday: Would everything work as planned putting the EcoFlettner on board? „Until the end, the welders were still busy strengthening the foundation in the ship,“ says project coordinator Ralf Oltmanns. „We were a little worried about the wind,“ says Oltmanns. The wind blew with Bft. force 3 to 4, in gusts up to force 5.
At about 4.15 pm, the move began: The rotor rose into the air on a crane from Ulferts, floated over the harbour for a moment and then moved safely to the MV „Fehn Pollux“. „We secured it well to the foundation there,“ says Oltmanns. The workers fixed the rotor with 36 hexagonal bolts and applied sealing compound at the seams to protect the electronics inside the EcoFlettner against moisture.
„Everything worked out very well,“ says Oltmanns. Tests are planned for the next few days. This involves the rotor itself, but it is also checked whether the control console functions correctly as soon as it has been connected to the rotor. (Pictures: Berentzen / Ulferts)