Green energy is creating a boon for the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor as it handles a large set of shipments this season—components for an Illinois wind turbine development.
Jody Peacock, spokesman for the Ports of Indiana, said the shipments have been taking place over the past few months. Most of the equipment is being removed from ships and transferred to trucks or railcars destined for Illinois. Some is being staged at the port for future shipment.
The majority of equipment such as turbine blades and steel tubes for turbine towers will be heading to Chicago-based Invenergy LLC’s White Oak wind energy development in McLean County, Ill. The development is expected to generate 150 megawatts of electricity and is expected to go online next summer, said Bryan Schueler, a vice president of development at Invenergy.
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