OTC Logistics was contracted to store 26 wind tower sections, comprising five components per tower, in a lay down yard for long-term storage. The cargo weighed a total of 14,869,894 pounds and included tower sections of varying sizes, ranging from 556 x 177 x 175 inches to 961 x 174 x 138 inches. The job scope included coordinating a fleet of 14 drivers equipped with Schnabel and double Schnabel heavy haul trailers and utilizing a lattice boom crawler crane for offloading and laydown of the tower components.
Storing wind tower sections requires careful handling and storage procedures to ensure that the components are not damaged and remain in good condition for future use. The tower sections are large and heavy, and they require specialized equipment and expertise to move and store safely.
OTC Logistics executed the project with precision, ensuring that the tower sections were transported safely and securely to the storage facility and positioned in the lay down yard for long-term storage. The team coordinated a fleet of 14 drivers equipped with Schnabel and double Schnabel heavy haul trailers to pick up the tower sections from the jobsite in Abilene and transport them to the storage facility in Amarillo. The team also utilized a lattice boom crawler crane for the offloading and laydown of the tower components.
The team took special care to ensure that the tower sections were positioned properly in the lay down yard to prevent damage and maximize space utilization. Grade 1 rail tie braces and padding were used to accommodate the components and ensure that they were properly secured and protected during storage.
OTC Logistics successfully stored 26 wind tower sections comprising five components per tower, totaling 14,869,894 pounds, in a lay down yard for long-term storage. The team’s careful planning and execution ensured that the tower sections were transported safely and securely from the jobsite to the storage facility and positioned properly in the lay down yard for long-term storage.
The project’s success was a result of OTC Logistics’ expertise in managing complex and challenging transport and storage projects, as well as their ability to provide specialized equipment and services. The team’s commitment to safety, efficiency, and professionalism allowed them to complete the project within the required timeframe and budget.
OTC Logistics demonstrated its expertise in transporting and storing wind tower sections with the successful execution of this project. The team’s careful planning, attention to detail, and commitment to safety and efficiency ensured that the tower sections were transported and stored safely and securely, minimizing the risk of damage and delay. OTC Logistics continues to provide reliable and efficient transportation and storage solutions to its clients, ensuring that their critical projects are completed on time and within budget.