BBC Amazon getting loaded for Chile

The BBC Amazon appeared ready to depart the port last night after loading 40 wind turbine blades at the Port Terminal on Tuesday. Fourteen of the blades were on the weather deck and had to be secured to the deck, a job done by local welders after the blades have been loaded. Wind turbine blades are built to catch the wind. This ship is going down to Chile and will encounter … [Read more...]

BBC Amazon waiting for calmer winds

All was quiet at the Clure Public Marine Terminal on Monday morning. The wind blew away the plan to load 40 wind turbine blades into the BBC Amazon on Monday. Three wind turbine blades were in place to be loaded into the BBC Amazon (above) but the work was postponed until this morning. Before arriving in Duluth on Sunday afternoon, the ship had loaded wind turbine parts in … [Read more...]

Wind turbines for Chile

One of 40 wind turbine blades built in Grand Forks and going to Chile is hoisted off a a trailer and into the BBC Amazon this morning (June 9, 2009), all this at the Port Terminal in Duluth. You can see another trailer with another blade to be loaded into the ship at the lower left of the picture. … [Read more...]

BBC Amazon makes first trip to Duluth

As of today, the Twin Ports are back in the wind turbine business for another season. The BBC Amazon arrived late Sunday afternoon, its first trip to the Twin Ports. Longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing Company at the Port Terminal will begin loading 40 wind turbine blades at 8:00 this morning. The ship will deliver that cargo to Chile, departing either late tonight or … [Read more...]