C.H. Robinson Meets Oversized Challenge to Deliver Large Wind Turbines to North Dakota

  29. November 2019
C.H. Robinson Meets Oversized Challenge to Deliver Large Wind Turbines to North Dakota

C.H. Robinson project logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Canada, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Singapore, and the USA, assisted a valued customer with transporting 33 large wind turbines from a distribution yard in Garden City, Kansas, to a new wind farm located near Kintyre, North Dakota. This 680 mile (1,100 kilometer) journey required over 260 truckloads utilizing 56 specialized trailers.

Seven wind turbines, including 3 blades, 3 tower sections, 1 machine head, and 1 hub, were delivered as soon as possible, with the additional 26 turbines delivered by the end of October. The project included 74,408 cubic meters (6,531.2 metric tons) of cargo. The largest piece transported was the blade, which measured 164' 8" x 9' 7" x 11' 11" (L x W x H), 50.20 L x 2.92 W x 3.64 H meters.

More than 50 private police escorts were required to transport this large cargo (per various state permit regulations). Two of C.H. Robinson's experienced project logistics experts acted as an extension of our customer’s team and were on site to manage and oversee the aggressive delivery schedule to ensure the success of this enormous project.

Many thanks for sharing this with the alliance and congrats on the project!



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