Monday, June 29, 2015

HHL Volga at Lake Superior Warehouse preparing to unload wind turbine blades

The HHL Volga prepares to unload wind turbine blades, each weighing 12 tons and 130ft long. The blades are components for a new wind farm being built in North Dakota by Minnesota Power.

I used Buzz to snap the picture.
HHL Volga

9 comments:

  1. The weight on these is overstated! The blade assembly weighs more than 36 tons, that's 3 blades.Weight is about 24000 pounds each or 12 tons.This info is off the industrial wind turbine web site.

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  2. It says each blade weighs 12 tons.And 3 blades make a wind mill. So what is the correction????

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  3. Elaboration would be fun, but really one word serves us: Wow! Thank you, Dennis...

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  4. another fine picture denny :-)

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  5. Not to get all technical, but as far as I know, these are not for "windmills" since I doubt they will be grinding any grains. They are for wind turbines used to generate electricity....just sayin.

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  6. Good point, although if the winds get strong enough out there, they may be grinding grain.

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  7. Hee Hee Hee...You guys are fun to listen too. It's all about the pics in the end isn't it? Pen

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  8. mills--turbins--same thing

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