Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Largest Wind Shipment for Vancouver USA

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA recently handled its biggest single shipment of wind turbine blades, beating a prior record of 156 blades.

Thanks to a partnership between blade manufacturer Vestas and project owner PacifiCorp, the port received 198 special repowering blades, which were unloaded, moved to the laydown space at Terminal 5 and eventually trucked to their destination in Dayton, Wash.

The blades will enable a 35 percent increase in production at PacifiCorp’s Marengo Wind Project.

“We’re excited to bring this upgrade to the Marengo Wind Project near Dayton, a town that’s helping to grow clean, renewable energy right here in our region,” said Tim Hemstreet, managing director for Renewable Energy at PacifiCorp. “By using the latest technology to repower these existing wind turbines, we’re able to deliver to our customers a boost of clean, wind energy while keeping energy costs low.”