Transporting the world’s largest wind power turbines

Case Studies

Customer challenge

A global manufacturer of specialized wind energy installations participated in a competition to supply some of the highest energy-generating wind power turbines in the world. This contest established the world’s largest land-based windmill at the Hunterston test site in West Scotland, one of the windiest places in Europe.

Our solution

OIA planned and executed transportation for some of the largest windmill blade parts ever made.

  • Consolidation
  • Specialized logistics equipment
  • Transportation management
  • Project cargo

Each tower section weighed 330 tons while the blades measured 104M long.

Customer benefits

The project’s extensive timeline required our customer to select a logistics partner that could participate in the project from the first minute of planning until completion several years later. The project required a great deal of dedication, attention to detail, and knowledge of the customer’s internal organization. OIA’s project logistics team provided the consistency and continuity needed for a project of this size and duration. After overcoming logistics challenges with OIA’s help, the client built some of the world’s heaviest and tallest wind and power infrastructure.

Transporting oversized cargo?

OIA has a dedicated team handling out-of-gauge renewable energy cargo.