The Port of Vancouver USA has published a white paper detailing the safe handling of wind energy cargoes in port. The information can be downloaded in full at the HLPFI website, here.
In 2019, 60.4 GW of wind energy was installed at locations around the world – an increase of 19 percent compared to installations in 2018. Total capacity for wind energy globally stood at over 651 GW by the end of 2019, 10 percent higher than the total in 2018.
Looking ahead, the latest Global Wind Report from the Global Wind Energy Council forecasts that over 355 GW of new capacity will be added between 2020 and 2024; that equates to nearly 71 GW of new installations each year until 2024.
Furthermore, while the Covid-19 pandemic has been disrupting the industry during 2020, wind energy could play a key role in boosting the global economy in the post-Covid-19 world.
The supply chain that supports the movement of wind energy components from factory to (wind) farm will find itself in growing demand – and the various stakeholders and their employees will be under increasing pressure to deliver services both swiftly and safely.
The white paper considers some of the challenges and changes facing the supply chain, and how these can be met, with insight from the Port of Vancouver USA about how the organization is moving forward to remain an efficient and reliable option for the distribution of wind energy products across North America.