Vectora Transportation, LLC, has been selected by Invenergy Wind LLC to provide multi-modal turbine transportation, handling, and related services for various wind farm projects in the United States. Deliveries will involve 134 complete turbines including nacelles, towers, blades, hubs, and ancillary parts, which Vectora will transport from nearly a dozen different origins in eastern Canada. The shipments will be among the largest wind logistics projects in 2010 due to the distance of travel and number of components involved.
“We are pleased to be working with one of the largest and most respected developers in North America,” says Vectora Transportation President Christopher Ball. “For a complex project such as this, our multi-modal approach allowed us to reduce their overall project transportation cost and also provide the reliability of inventory staging close to the wind farms.”
Utilizing a multi-modal approach optimized for cost and service efficiency Vectora will ship components via water, rail, and truck, utilizing the Great Lakes for marine transport, key railroad partners, and selected specialized trucking partners. Shipments originate at Vectora’s distribution center at the Port of Cacouna, Quebec, as well as various rail transloading points.
In order to support Invenergy’s demanding construction schedules, as well as other customer projects, Vectora has established a new multi-modal distribution center at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The distribution center at Burns Harbor will support both inbound and outbound rail, marine, and truck shipments, and provide forward-positioning of inventory for Midwest wind farm construction activity. The deepwater port at Burns Harbor accommodates both barge and deep-sea vessels and provides access to all Class I railroads. Learn more by visiting www.vectoratransportation.com.