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

April 22, 2011-Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Cleveland‐Cuyahoga County Port Authority President/CEO, Will Friedman, representatives from Lincoln Electric, 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. 

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