Massachusetts Agency Seeks Help In Exploring Offshore Wind Facilities


In an effort to support near- and long-term offshore wind development, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is seeking proposals from engineering teams that can prepare a ports and infrastructure assessment in order to explore available, underdeveloped waterfront sites in the state.

MassCEC is seeking to assess sites that could be acquired and potentially improved through private investment to become suitable facilities for offshore wind projects.

Though the majority of the staging of turbine components will be done at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, the offshore wind industry has identified additional activities – including the construction and staging of foundations, manufacturing of components, and long-term operations and maintenance facilities – that may require secondary locations, says MassCEC.

Through this request for proposals, MassCEC is seeking statements of qualifications, proposed work plans and budgets from eligible respondents.

The agency expects to enter into a contract with one or more eligible respondents to prepare the assessment. It has also established a budget of up to $250,000 for contracted assistance with the assessment.

Applications may be submitted to no later than Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM E.S.T. More information can be found here.

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