General Electric’s (GE) wind energy division has again selected the Port of Wilmington, Delaware as its port of entry for several large shipments of wind turbine blades. M/V Industrial Freedom, arriving on Wednesday, November 10, is the first of four vessels that are scheduled to discharge a total of 264 blades in Wilmington through early December. The 132 foot long blades will be distributed to land-based wind farms in the mid-Atlantic region.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by GE’s wind energy group as its port logistics service provider for the second consecutive year,” said Gene Bailey, executive director of the Diamond State Port Corporation. “The Port of Wilmington is a perfect fit! Our terminal facilities , location, transportation infrastructure , and most important our experienced and high skilled workforce provide GE and their project customers with an efficient and safe distribution solution for these large, fragile and high value wind turbine blades. Also, we have received excellent support from Delaware’s Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security which facilitates 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.”