Wind energy making a comeback at the Port of Vancouver USA
Wind energy is back, and it’s bigger than ever! The Port of Vancouver USA is now moving some of the largest wind energy components on the market. We recently received a shipment of 190-foot-long blades, which require a highly skilled workforce, tandem crane picks and special trucking equipment to move across our docks.
Wind energy components have historically been a big import for the Port of Vancouver. The wind energy market has been cyclical, rising and falling as tax credits renew and expire. In 2014 the port moved 234 percent more components than in the year before, and in 2015 we saw a decrease. Now 2016 is shaping up to be another big year for wind energy, and we’re ready for it!
Check out our wind energy video to see more about this interesting cargo and watch your port at work.