The Boston Globe reports that Cape Wind Associates has chosen a 20-acre site in New Bedford, Mass., as the staging area for the Cape Wind project located off the coast of Nantucket Sound.
The expansion to the New Bedford Commerce Marine Terminal will be paid for with a mix of city, state and federal funding, as well as with fees paid by those who use the port, including Cape Wind.
The New Bedford facility edged out a similar turbine staging area located in Quonset Point, R.I.
The 130-turbine Cape Wind project is awaiting final regulatory review by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Construction is expected to start by the end of the year.
SOURCE: Boston Globe