No wind adventure without more space for ports
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Space, space, space.
This is what the commercial ports urgently need if the Danish offshore wind adventure is to succeed.
This was said by Carsten Aa, chairman of the board of Danske Havnes and director of Odense Port, at an offshore wind seminar the other day.
The Danish green ambitions are not the only thing that is increasing in size; the same goes for the offshore wind turbines themselves, which are now so big that the largest parts have to be built on the ports, as they are impossible to transport on land.
The problem is that, according to Vestas, there will not be enough port capacity for offshore wind turbines to be built by the end of the decade. Port space will be in short supply before we know it.
Several ports want to expand to meet demand, but are slowed down by long processing times and a wall of red tape in the way. Political action is needed to improve ports' ability to expand - and thus be able to facilitate offshore ambitions.