BBC Maine brought parts from Denmark

On Monday evening, the gantry crane at the Port Terminal was being used to pull one of 11 wind turbine base units from the hold of the BBC Maine (above). They are slowly lowering the piece onto a truck where it will be taken to another part of the Port Terminal. It is the base unit for one of 11 almost complete sets of wind turbines built by Siemens and loaded into the BBC Maine at Aarhus, Denmark. There were no blades for the 11 wind turbines on this shipment. From here, all the wind turbine pieces will go by truck to a wind farm at Adair, Iowa, about half way between Des Moines and Omaha. Just below the base unit is the 405 ton reactor vessel that was discharged from the Daniella to a special rail car on Sunday. It was moved away from the platform last night and is about ready to be hooked to a locomotive for the trip to Billings, Montana. It will be the only car in the train. Photo taken on August 05, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-06-2008
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