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Public-Private Partnership to Position Salem Harbor as Major Offshore Wind Port

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has entered into an agreement with Crowley Maritime Corp. and the city of Salem, Massachusetts, to create a public-private partnership aimed at establishing Salem Harbor as the state’s second major offshore wind port. The agreement, part of the “Commonwealth Wind” proposal, is contingent upon the company winning an award by the state of Massachusetts, which is currently evaluating offshore wind procurement bids. 

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First Major US Offshore Wind Project Approved

The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce announced the approval of the construction and operation of the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States, located offshore Massachusetts. The 800-MW Vineyard Wind energy project will be located approximately 12 nautical mi. (nm) offshore Martha’s Vineyard and 12 nm offshore Nantucket in the northern portion of Vineyard Wind’s lease

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PEM Art Exhibit: ‘In American Waters’

In American Waters exhibit

From May 29 to October 3, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, will feature “In American Waters,” a painting exhibition that reframes and expands our understanding of American culture and environment by looking at the sea. For over 200 years, American artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea. The exhibition features

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Greensea to Open Massachusetts Office

Greensea logo

Greensea Systems, a marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, plans to open an office on the waterfront in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The new location, at Cordage Park Circle, will be the company’s first office outside of Vermont and will become home to a growing team of software developers and robotics engineers. The company is known for the open-architecture platform OPENSEA

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First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

TerraSond survey Mayflower Wind

TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 mi. south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, that can support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind. The wind farm is scheduled to deliver

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Norwegian Company Wins US Offshore Wind Contract

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the U.S. government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore Massachusetts. Equinor will now have the opportunity to explore the potential development of offshore wind farms to provide the region with a significant, long-term source of renewable electricity. The new lease, located south of Massachusetts

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