Practical Design of a Wind Turbine Logistics Port

Offshore wind energy (OSWE) is often considered as more than simply a way to reduce carbon footprint. It is also viewed by many coastal municipalities as a source of new jobs and economic growth. This paper explains the reality of these expectations and presents five critical design considerations that must be applied in the development of a successful U.S. wind turbine logistics port. These design considerations have been developed through years of planning, analysis and design of offshore wind turbine facilities, general cargo terminals, and offshore oil and natural gas structures. To achieve the economies required by the U.S. market, innovative terminal handling methods and vessel loading technologies must be implemented. These technologies have already been applied in Europe and are doing much to drive down the levelized cost of offshore wind energy.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 303-312
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM