Biggest problem for U.S. offshore wind: Ports are too small

THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM, developed by Deepwater Wind, was the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM, developed by Deepwater Wind, was the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
NEW YORK - U.S. offshore wind developers have a space problem. Giant windmills with rotors that can stretch as high as 600 feet 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…
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