As the amount of energy Texas creates using wind continues to grow, the Port of Galveston is receiving and shipping out even larger wind-turbine blades, reporting larger revenues from wind-related cargo and negotiating longer contracts with the companies using the port to get the windmill parts into the United States, officials said.

Since December, the port has received and shipped out 242-foot long wind blades produced by Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer.

If the blades were stood up on their ends, they would be more than three times taller than the Texas Heroes Monument that stands at the intersection of 25th Street and Broadway in Galveston, or stand two-thirds the height of One Moody Plaza, the tallest building in downtown Galveston.

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