Oil and Gas
We support exploration needs in the oil and gas industry by offering a wide range of services and solutions. Our capabilities in frac sand and proppants transportation, which includes both import and domestic distribution services, are some of the best in the industry. Materials in this industry require a strong understanding of their transportation-dependent nature, which is why our solutions experts leverage our existing and unique multi-modal expertise
to get the job done.
- Hotshot Service
- Rig Moves
- Drill Cuttings
- Frac Sand and Ceramic Proppants
- Pipe Casing
- Flexitank Capabilities
Every year, BNSF Logistics coordinates the movement of hundreds of industrial transformers, generators, and other power gen components across North America and around the world. We have a wide range of services and solutions to support your power gen logistics needs. Our offering is supported by a comprehensive service portfolio to optimize performance, reliability, and efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. What makes our solutions the most powerful is our PowerGen team that brings decades of industry-specific experience and operational expertise. Their goal is to deliver transport solutions that deliver the results you need to stay on time and on budget.
Wind Energy Logistics
The wind energy sector has been growing at a steady pace across North America for more than a decade. As innovations to components change consumer needs, they also impact the logistics of getting wind farms up and running. It takes special capabilities to synchronize component delivery to provide just-in-time staging for installation without damage or delays. BNSF Logistics has extensive and diverse experience in the wind energy sector, coordinating logistics for more wind turbine components than any other rail logistics company in North America. The cornerstones to our service offering–component transportation, distribution center and transload site development, and engineering–provide us with a broad base of available solutions and the ability to anticipate and adapt to client and industry needs. No component move is the same and each move may require a unique combination of resources to offer the most effective and efficient shipment possible. As a multimodal logistics firm, we can provide a mode-neutral approach to planning the transportation for wind components. Also, with our patented universal wind blade fixture, BladeRunner, we can make the switch between different manufacturers’ components seamless. Our engineering staff is integral to our day-to-day operations and long-term success. We have a mix of mechanical, industrial, and civil engineers on staff to assure that, from end to end, our clients have exactly what they need. From custom railcars and fixtures to site selection and preparation, we are dedicated to creating unique solutions that keep projects on track and cost-efficient.
The patented Blade Runner service
is a universal fixture designed for rail and ocean transport to optimize movement of wind components between any two points in the world. With the ratio of logistics costs for Wind projects running at nearly 2X other industries, and with strong interest from manufacturers, developers and OEMs seeking options for handling increasingly longer blades, BNSF Logistics teamed up with Energo, an engineering and design company with a long history in the Wind sector. Together, we have developed transport fixtures that will greatly increase efficiency and drive down logistics costs in moving wind components. The patented fixtures and handling solutions that were developed will benefit customers for both international and U.S. domestic moves. Using the same technology for ocean, rail, truck, and storage will allow blades to move without the need for attached fixtures, which have historically been both expensive and difficult to manage. As a SmartWay-certified company
, BNSF Logistics understands the importance of the earth and its natural resources. No matter the energy sector – including solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy and water – turn to BNSF Logistics as the leader in supporting clean energy technologies.
- Site Selection
- Load Planning/Design
- Railcar Selection
- Loading and Tie-Downs
- Rail Linehaul
- Truck Delivery to Wind Farm
Energy sources are changing, and you need a way to bring those resources to your customers. From traditional oil and gas to power generation to renewable energies such as wind and solar, we have transportation solutions that span your entire supply chain.