Running head: WIND TURBINE TRANSPORTATION
Wind Turbine Transportation
WIND TURBINE TRANSPORTATION
Despite the efforts made for an alternative source of energy in many countries, the
transportation of Wind Turbine Units has prevalently been an oversized challenge to most states
as asserted by Hansen, (2004). The wind companies share an equal pain in this business. This is
because even to them, it requires enough or considerable time for the production. Also, the
companies face the challenge of producing over two hundred and fifty and above of the wind
turbines which is no small feat. Allot of expense has to be incurred for a smooth production. In
conjunction to this, there are numerous delays associated with the various modes of transporting
the wind turbines either by train, truck and the sea as discussed below.
The train: to begin with, the trains are relatively slow as compared with other means of
transport such as the road. The transportation may require a lot of time to transport the huge
turbines. Another delay may result as there would be the need to strategize some modifications
on the train and the rail network. This may happen as there is the need to consider the overall
size of the t...