Skip to main content

Renewables

A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION AND RELIABILITY.

Get a Quote

You may know Barnhart Crane for our excellent reputation for lifting, heavy rigging and heavy hauling, but we lead the way in erecting wind turbines as well.

We understand the unique needs of wind energy construction and that every project comes with its own set of challenges. That's why we're committed to providing our customers with efficient and innovative solutions to meet their every need.

Maintenance

Barnhart has not only developed a reputation for excellence, innovation and reliability for site erection and mechanical completion of wind power generating devices, but also for ongoing maintenance and repair.

There is a critical need to maintain and repair the thousands of wind turbines in use across the nation, and we have innovated new equipment that allows for the repair or even replacement of these components without the need for a crane. That means with Barnhart, your wind turbines gets back online faster and with lower maintenance costs. That's the Barnhart advantage.

Major Component Replacement Services:

  • Blade and blade bearing exchanges
  • Gearbox exchanges
  • Generator exchanges
  • Main shaft replacement
  • Catastrophic blade failure recovery
  • Component storage maintenance
  • Cracked hub replacement
  • Yaw bearing replacement
  • Erection/dismantle
  • Thermal event emergency and engineering services
  • Craneless blade and bearing exchanges
  • Turbine component hauling – nacelles, blades and tower sections

Offshore

Barnhart is an onshore wind industry leader that’s more than prepared to support our customers’ offshore wind project needs.

Longstanding History

  • We were the first company in the nation to be granted an intermodal contract carrier permit by the ICC.
  • We’ve been serving the Northeast for 100-plus years.
  • We've been a service provider for the Virginia Port Authority for 70 years.
  • Other customers served include Newport News, Virginia International Terminals and Norfolk Ports.

© Elevon 2020

Superior & Specialized Equipment

  • We offer heavy lift transport engineered solutions to move the largest components from shore to ship, including cranes, trailers, barges, tug, rigging, heavy hauling, warehousing and equipment installation services.
  • We bring a fleet of ABS class “All-Ocean” barges with RORO capability.

© Elevon 2020

Knowledge and Expertise

  • We have the capability and understanding to help with marine planning, including sounding surveys, load securement plans & RORO logistics.
  • Our specialized team can also assist with route development, permits, DOT and utility coordination, engineering studies, risk assessments and feasibility studies.

© Elevon 2020

Global logistics reach through Elevon partnership. Experienced integrated solutions across the logistics chain. Active management of project risk through early planning, delivering fit for purpose facilities, equipment, contractors and process management

Construction

At Barnhart, we have a longstanding history with the wind construction market. In fact, we've been involved in the construction of all wind sites for 20 years in the United States.

Our specialized team has significant experience with all major turbine platforms, including:

  • Vestas
  • GE
  • Siemens
  • Acciona
  • Suzlon
  • Gamesa
  • Senvion/REPower
  • Clipper
  • Nordic
  • DeWind
  • Goldwind
  • Ogin

Major Wind Maintenance Services

  • Blade and blade bearing exchanges
  • Gearbox exchanges
  • Generator exchanges
  • Main shaft replacement
  • Catastrophic blade failure recovery
  • Component storage maintenance
  • Cracked hub replacement
  • Yaw bearing replacement
  • Erection/dismantle
  • Thermal event emergency services
  • Craneless blade and bearing exchanges
  • Turbine component hauling – nacelles, blades, and tower sections

 

Projects

Component Removal and Replacement Project Image

Component Removal and Replacement

Barnhart was hired to do 19 turbine repowers at a wind farm in Kansas. One turbine rotor was problematic because it had seized in a position that would not

Learn More
Craneless Blade Bearing Exchange Project Image

Craneless Blade Bearing Exchange

Barnhart was hired to exchange blade and pitch bearings ata wind farm in Texas. The team employed a new “craneless” method. This method utilizes a

Learn More