Officers break floor on South Quay offshore wind terminal

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The primary part of the South Quay Marine Terminal redevelopment in East Windfall kicked off Monday.

The port shall be remodeled into an offshore wind hub the place turbine items shall be delivered, assembled, and shipped to wind websites within the Atlantic Ocean, in keeping with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed’s workplace.

The primary part of the venture will create a 525-foot berth that may accommodate a single massive vessel or two barges. It would additionally embody fendering, bollards, and water service on the bulkhead to accommodate massive vessels, in addition to 10 acres of laydown space to retailer supplies.

“This venture will create good-paying jobs, spur lasting progress within the blue financial system, and assist scale back our reliance on fossil fuels,” Congressman David Cicilline stated. “I applaud our state and native leaders for this strategic and forward-thinking use of American Rescue Plan funding.”

The event of the delivery hub is partly funded by $35 million from the American Rescue Plan Act and shall be located on an undeveloped parcel in East Windfall, in keeping with the governor’s workplace.