As a craft-able object attainable through technological progression, yes. I'm not sure what's supposed to power it, but...there's always the arcane!
I can see it now, a massive strip mine on an MP server with fan conveyors, and miners working in different areas down the line. Whenever they are full on blocks they just throw them on the conveyor to be relayed to the builders of a fortification, or a town, or a castle. The perfect system.
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I know that parts of this idea are basically straight out of DF, but bear with me...
Conundrummer mentioned moving winds, as part of the map. Perhaps you could create small windmills, attach gears to them, and link the gears to the fans. An engineer/guy who stands near them and whistles a soft medley would have to rotate, or remove and replace the windmill depending on the direction of the wind that is blowing on the map so the smaller fan can continue blowing. The smaller fan would have a stronger force, but smaller, than the maps wind, so it would create a current in water/air, even if the wind is against it, allowing you to transport goods through channels of water/etc.
you could create perpetual motion machine!! if you have a fan blowing into a windmill which then powers the fan again!!! Screw you thermodynamics!
This seems like a nice idea, but the only problems is that it would we hard to tell where is windy and so it'd be confusing just being pushed around. In real life you can tell because of the feel of it and the sounds and the sights of trees and stuff swaying, which might be hard to put in. I think with flowing water you could do most of this, especially the machine stuff.