First wind turbine shipment of season

bbcoregon20110425_2237 At the left, on Monday morning, April 25, one of the Port Terminal cranes is pulling one of the 100 power units brought here by the BBC Oregon for Siemens. Power units contain the brains of the wind turbine, calculating the many variables, like the wind, that are checked to make adjustments to the turbine, such as the pitch of the blades.
Yesterday, on a sunny Sunday Easter morning, the BBC Oregon arrived in port with a shipment of wind turbine parts loaded in Aarhus, Denmark. After discharging the parts (nacelles, power units, hubs and containerized equipment), destined to go by truck to Adair, Iowa, she will load wheat at the CHS terminal in Superior.


  1. Glad you are all right Jill.

    Thanks for checking in.

  2. Jill from Alabama says:

    Hello Holly, Paul, Scott, Ken, and everybody!
    We were very fortunate to escape any damage other than a few limbs in the yard. There are many large trees down in the neighborhood though. Many suburbs north and west of Birmingham were very hard hit, and poor Tuscaloosa! The devastation is unbelievable. So much damage in such a short amount of time. The weather is sunny and clear today, though. The force that wreaked such havoc is long gone.

  3. Paul, I know I prefer snow and cold ahead of tornados!

    A few tornados missed my house by 2 miles in May 2008 (Hugo, MN).

  4. Paul Badovinac says:

    I was thinking the same thing about Jill and her family. Hopefully they are OK. All that is on the news this a.m. are reports on the storms.
    Ken, you are probably thinking I will put up with the long cold winters compared to those storms.


  5. amazing that we must get wind turbine parts from denmark?

    hope jill will check in here soon, after the awful storms in alabama!

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