Port of Vancouver USA Receives Major Wind Turbine Blade Shipment

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA recently received its biggest wind turbine blade shipment so far with the delivery of 27 blades and other parts for a Canadian wind project that’s expected to open in 2021.

Turbine manufacturer Goldwind and the wind project owner Potentia Renewables teamed up on the delivery effort. The components and blades are expected to be taken to laydown space at Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 before being moved by Totran Transportation Services over 21 weeks to Saskatchewan, Canada.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic the port continues to operate to keep the supply chain and commodities moving,” said Port CEO Julianna Marler. “The port has proven our unique ability to handle these types of large projects. Customers know our heavy lift mobile cranes, acres of laydown space, highly-skilled workforce, and dedication to renewable energy make the Port of Vancouver the perfect port for receiving wind energy components.”

By Sarah Spangler