Cuyahoga County and Port Authority Welcome Arrival of 443 Feet Tall Wind Turbine for Lincoln Electric

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Media contact:
Nicole Dailey Jones (Cuyahoga County), 216-263-4602 or 216-338-0863;
Christy Rodriguez (Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority), 216-377-1347 or 216-246-7566;

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority President/CEO, Will Friedman, representatives from Lincoln Electric, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, Chair of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, John Baker of the International Longshoremen’s Association and other dignitaries will welcome the first-ever wind turbine from Europe into the Port of Cleveland.  Cuyahoga County is providing a $350,000 forgivable loan to The Lincoln Electric Company for the purchase of the Kenersys Europe GmbH K100 2.5 Mega-Watt wind turbine to be installed at the company’s facilities in Euclid.  The length of the blades is 165 feet and the nacelle is 278 feet.  When finished, the turbine will stand about 443 feet tall when measured to the tip of the blade. This is roughly as tall as the Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse and close to three times as tall as the 147-foot tall turbine at the Great Lakes Science Center.  

Press conference and photo opportunity

Monday, April 25, 2011
Press Conference:  9:15 a.m.
Photo Opportunity starts at 8 a.m.
*Please schedule all photos/video with the Port Authority

Port of Cleveland
Members of the media should enter through the Port’s main gate on West 3rd Street, west of Cleveland Browns Stadium.             

To attend the press event, you MUST have a photo ID.