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Arturus (Art) Espaillat

Atlas Pathfinder

Principal

Atlas Pathfinder was established to solve some of the most challenging reverse logistics problems confronting the wind industry and the transportation of large-scale wind turbines (WTGS having greater than 130m rotor diameter). In 2019 Arturus made this leap to leading his own company after supporting wind energy projects for Vestas all over the globe for over 10 years from both Spain and the US. Since its inception, Atlas Pathfinder has supported the successful transportation of WTG components for more than 100 projects scattered across North America working with project owners and developers, WTG manufacturers, transport providers, construction companies, DOTs, and local planning and development departments. Atlas Pathfinder specializes in the development and permitting of routes, development and siting of laydown facilities, project site plan review and development, and logistics coordination related to the delivery execution for multiple concurrent projects using the same facilities/routes.

Arturus brings a perspective of a global citizen, having been born in Oregon and thereafter spending his formative years split between the Dominican Republic, Spain, and the State of Maine. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and young daughter. 

Sessions With Arturus (Art) Espaillat

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 02:30pm - 03:15pm (CST) / 27/apr/2022 07:30 pm - 27/apr/2022 08:15 pm

    Offshore and On: Collaborative Problem Solving in the US Wind Market

    Are onshore and offshore wind supply chain logistics distinct disciplines apart from ocean transport, or are there synergies and overlaps that could be better understood and exploited? In the US, a nascent offshore wind energy buildout is drawing attention and investment, thanks largely to the Biden administration's commitment to installing 30 gigawatts of wind power by 2030. As of now, however, only 42 megawatts have been installed in US waters. Onshore wind, a far more mature industry, reached 134 gigawatts installed as of the end 2021, with 12.7 gigawatts added in 2021 alone. Offshore wind has the potential to sop up onshore wind's previous port, terminal, and barge capacity, even as cutting-edge blade technology could simplify onshore logistics within a few years. To some, a real-world ability to meet the 2030 offshore goal is tenuous at best, while both sides are frustrated by a lack of direction from regulators. This session will analyze the outlook, pain points, and opportunities for synergy — or not — within what one executive refers to as offshore and onshore’s "symbiotic" relationship.