MassCEC, Crowley, City of Salem Announce Offshore Terminal Agreements


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Crowley Wind Services and the City of Salem have announced the transfer of ownership and an agreement for improvements and ongoing operations for the Salem Offshore Wind Terminal, once the site of an oil- and coal-fired power plant.

Among these transactions is the purchase by MassCEC of more than 42 acres on Salem Harbor and the transfer of a five-acre parcel to Salem, including the port’s existing deep-water berth. 

“We are very proud to align with the state’s strategic climate goals by launching our second wind energy port project in Massachusetts, with ambitious plans to bring this port to operational status as soon as possible,” says MassCEC CEO Emily Reichert. 

“We are excited to be at the forefront of establishing a burgeoning offshore wind industry in real-time. It’s a collaborative effort that requires action from both the public and private sector; local, state and federal governments, in partnership with Crowley, an experienced logistics and marine services operator who will oversee the port’s day-to-day management.” 

Crowley purchased the property in 2022 and will manage the site redevelopment and improvements, and then serve as the terminal operator. The company is entering into a lease agreement with MassCEC for the ongoing utilization of the property as an offshore wind marshaling port. 

The Salem Offshore Wind Terminal will support the construction and installation of floating offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine. Crowley’s Wind Services business unit will start construction this year, with a projected 2026 opening.

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