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Vancouver USA receives longest wind blades

Vancouver USA receives longest wind blades

(Posted on 31/07/20)

The Port of Vancouver USA received a shipment of wind turbine components on July 22 that included the longest wind turbine blades ever to enter the West Coast of the U.S. and transported across North America, to-date. The delivery is a joint effort between the turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas and the wind project owner Potentia Renewables

The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community.

The port received a total of nine wind turbines including blades, nacelles, generators, hubs, tower sections and other sub-components.

  • Eight of Goldwind’s GW155/4.2 MW turbines arrived on the MV Star Kilimanjaro. There are four complete turbines featuring Goldwind’s 76-meter blades and four additional turbines of the same model with blades arriving on later shipments. These are the longest blades ever transported across North America. Measuring nearly 250 ft. in length, the blades are nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
  • The remaining components on this vessel include one set of 67-meter wind turbine blades for the same 4.2 MW rated power capacity wind turbine. 

“Wind manufacturers have kept us busy this spring and summer moving wind energy components,” said Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA. “We couldn’t do this work without incredible partnerships with companies like Goldwind, as well as ILWU Local 4, Local 40, Local 92, and the river and bar pilots who are still at work every day moving cargo. In this challenging  COVID-19 environment the port has been functioning well, and I am incredibly thankful for everyone’s dedication in making this possible,” she added. 

“Our customers know we can handle this large cargo with our heavy lift cranes, acres of laydown space, highly-skilled workforce and dedication to renewable energy,” said Chief Commercial Officer Alex Strogen. “We also want to thank Jones Stevedoring, Totran Transportation Services and the ship MV Star

Kilimanjaro operated by G2 Ocean. This is their second visit to the Port of Vancouver with wind components from Goldwind. Their talented staff and crews, expertise and hard work are integral to the port’s continued commercial success.”

The blades for Goldwind’s GW155/4.2 megawatt (MW) turbines, each 76-meters in length (250 ft.), were manufactured in and shipped from China. Goldwind Americas, the company’s North American subsidiary headquartered in Chicago, IL, specializes in the sales, supply, operations and maintenance of Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) wind turbine generators. The North American company employs over 100 local individuals and currently operates 26 wind farms across nine U.S. states, Canada and the Republic of Panama. Globally Goldwind has 60 gigawatts, approximately 35,000 wind turbine units, operating in 24 countries on six continents. 

“The arrival of Goldwind’s 76-meter wind turbine blades to our shores signifies an important next step in wind power technology in North America. As a result of our expanding portfolio of wind turbines, Goldwind is able to maximize project economics with larger, scalable technologies to fit an array of wind projects,” said David Sale, CEO of Goldwind Americas. “Leading the industry in delivering turbines of this size presents many new challenges, which must be met with a great deal of planning and expertise. Goldwind is pleased to be working with the Port of Vancouver USA, Totran Transportation Services, Jones Stevedoring and G2 Ocean to safely bring such large components across the U.S. and into Canada.”

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