North Dakota is a big exporting state, but its outgoing products tend to be of the edible kind. "North Dakota is fortunate to have an international seaport close to our state," said Andy Peterson, president & CEO of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. "Nearly 85 percent of North Dakota’s goods are exported around the world. In an era when we can help feed a hungry world with our agricultural commodities and fill the demand for manufactured products like turbine blades, we appreciate the access to global markets afforded by the Port of Duluth."
With IMPSA, an international renewable energy company, having made a major commitment to the Brazilian market, there is a possibility the company could tap LM Wind power and the port of Duluth for more business. When complete, the CEARA 2 project will include 141 1.5-MW wind turbines. Phase 3 is already being planned.
By Carl Levesque, AWEA Editor & Publications Manager, www.awea.org/blog