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Biggest problem for US offshore wind: Ports are too small

Offshore wind installation in the US is being challenged by North American port structures which cannot handle the size of wind turbine parts.

US offshore wind developers have a space problem.

Giant windmills with rotors that can stretch as high as 600 feet (180 meters) above the ocean's surface will dwarf the existing port structure. Finding locations big enough to assemble the huge towers and turbines and handle ships that can deliver the hardware to offshore farms is the biggest hurdle for companies eyeing a slice of the emerging market, according to Jeff Grybowski, chief executive officer of Deepwater Wind LLC, which developed the first US offshore project.

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