Wind Turbines & Components
Port Wilmington has been a port of choice for the wind energy industry since 2001. The Port’s strategic location at the heart of the U.S. East Coast, with excellent rail and road connections, makes it an ideal seaport and distribution hub for windpower cargo. The Port boasts 308-acres, with close to 4,000-foot marginal wharf and 38-foot MLW water depth. Multi-modal logistics capability along with a 60 acre development site for wind turbine component manufacturing, assembly and staging make us the premiere port for wind energy.
Most recently Delaware’s seaport received 39 x 62.2m wind turbine blades, each blade weighing just under 13.5 tons. Port Wilmington unloaded and transferred 39 blades over a remarkable two days.
Experienced and skilled workforce combined with ample berth and storage space ensure 24/7 safe handling and maximum flexibility at the Port for this delicate high-end cargo. In addition, the Port’s modern cranes with maximum lift capacity of 100 tons for heavy lift are essential for efficient and timely loading and unloading.
Last but not least, Delaware’s Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security facilitates prompt and efficient state truck permitting and police escort services for quick and cost effective movement of this project cargo through the State and onward to its final destination. The Port of Wilmington is a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ).