Largest North American wind farm development maximizes the use of rail for materials and component deliveries

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A major North American wind farm operator was in final permitting stages for the largest wind farm in North America.  The project entailed a 3 gigawatt wind farm that would require approximately 1000 turbines in a remote part of southern Wyoming with construction spaced over a 4 year period. Permit conditions and weather created a compressed construction schedule during each year of the project.  Large wind turbine components and construction materials needed to arrive from remote and multiple locations.  This complex project required coordination of regulatory agencies, manufacturers, transportation systems, and construction contractors.  PLG Consulting was retained in a series of engagements to provide logistics service guidance and engineering services.

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