New London’s State Pier to potentially become offshore wind hub

3 May 2019

Maritime Industry

 The state has reached a harbor development agreement and announced the start of a $93 million investment at State Pier, the beginning of what state officials foresee as the transformation of an underutilized port into a hub for the offshore wind industry.

Gov. Ned Lamont visited City Pier on Thursday to announce the private-public partnership and lease agreement between the Connecticut Port Authority, pier operator Gateway and Bay State Wind, which is a joint venturebetween offshore wind giant Ørsted and Eversource.

The news comes a day after Gateway New London LLC took over as port operator as part of a 20-year agreement. Gateway also operates New Haven's port.

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