August 29 (Renewables Now) - UK-based wind turbine maintenance and training company Boston Energy has established its US headquarters in Providence in the state of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced on Tuesday.
Boston Energy will set up shop at the city’s Cambridge Innovation Center, where its neighbour will be compatriot GEV Wind Power, a wind turbine blade repair firm which also chose Providence for its US base.
“Rhode Island is a leader in offshore wind. This development is further proof that we’re well-positioned to be the hub for this growing industry as we approach our renewable energy goal,” Rhode Island Governor Gina M Raimondo said.
The operation and maintenance (O&M) company has committed to creating and keeping at least 52 full-time jobs for at least 12 years. This entitles Boston Energy to receive tax credits for up to USD 86,625 (EUR 78,268) annually for ten years, which the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation approved on Monday.
Rhode Island is the home to the country's first offshore wind farm -- the 30-MW Block Island plant that entered into service in December 2016.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.904)