What considerations should wind-farm developers make when planning for transportation & logistics?

By Michelle Froese Planning a wind farm is no easy task. After the site is secured and permitting complete, the wind farm must be designed and turbines selected and then transported for construction. While some developers may source local parts where available, typically many turbine components (think gearboxes, bearings, generators, blades, and others) are ordered from multiple locations. For shipments of that size and complexity, planning and logistics becomes a vital part of project management.
Turbine blades used for utility-scale wind farms are now typically well over 100 ft, which means transporting them to site is no easy feat. A well-planned transportation and logistics

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