Del. port receives GE wind turbine blades
The first of four vessels carrying General Electric wind turbine blades arrived at the Delaware Port of Wilmington on Wednesday.
The vessel transporting the first load of blades is the Industrial Freedom. As many as 264 blades will be discharged at the port between Nov. 10 and early December. The 132-foot-long blades will be distributed to land-based wind farms in the mid-Atlantic region.
This is the second consecutive year GE has picked the Port of Wilmington as a discharge port for the region, said Gene Bailey, executive director of the Diamond State Port Corp.
Bailey also credited the support the port has received from Delaware's departments of Transportation and Public Safety and Homeland Security, which facilitate truck permitting and police escort services for the movement of these large components through the state to their final destination.