The patent pending 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 fixtures (patent pending) and handling solutions that have been 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.
BNSF Logistics has deep and broad expertise and experience in the Wind Energy sector, managing numerous wind farm projects over the last four years. We understand that wind energy is a vital resource. We also know that it takes special capabilities to synchronize the delivery of all components to a wind farm installation. Planning, designing mode services, organizing equipment and labor and executing wind turbine movements requires special care, attention to detail and full oversight. We have proven capabilities and are fully equipped to meet all the transportation and logistics services needs of the wind energy industry.
With our deep expertise in designing, building out and operating transload sites, combined with our unmatched rail transportation competency, we ensure that components arrive at job sites on schedule and aligned with installation needs. No challenge is too large or too complex.
- Site Selection
- Load Planning/Design
- Railcar Selection
- Loading and Tie-Downs
- Rail Linehaul
- Truck Delivery to Wind Farm
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