Brand new ship, beautiful new morning

The tug Nels J. assisted the BBC Oregon to the dock at the CHS grain terminal in Superior early this morning, April 29, 2011. Steve Sydow, the ship’s agent, was waiting for her and took this picture. The ship brought wind turbine parts from Denmark on Sunday; she is at CHS today loading grain and will likely depart early this evening.

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.