Rhode Island breaks ground on terminal for offshore wind

Image by Governor Dan McKee @GovDanMcKee on Twitter.

September 14 (Renewables Now) - Rhode Island governor Dan McKee along with a number of officials on Monday broke ground on Phase 1 of the South Quay Marine Terminal project, which will create a wind turbine staging area to support the offshore wind industry.

South Quay, located along the Providence River, next to a deep-water channel, offers access to New England, Canada and the US Midwest markets. The project is underpinned by USD 35 million (EUR 34.4m) in funding from the American Rescue Plan.

"Thanks to our public-private partnership with the State of Rhode Island and the RI Waterfront Enterprises, this parcel of land, which sat idle for more than 40 years, will be a game-changer for our city and the region both for the offshore wind industry and the number of local jobs it will create," commented East Providence mayor Bob DaSilva.

The project’s first phase is aimed at completing design activities and developing the waterfront portion of the South Quay Marine Terminal.

Last week, Rhode Island unveiled a draft request for proposals (RfP) for the procurement for between 600 MW and 1,000 MW of new offshore wind capacity.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.983)

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