EBC Renewable Energy Site Visit: New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

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Date: November 13, 2014

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EBC Renewable Energy Site Visit: New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

November 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The EBC has scheduled a site visit to the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a multi-purpose facility designed to support the construction, assembly and deployment of offshore wind projects.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is undertaking the management of the development of the Massachusetts Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford. Once constructed, the Terminal will be the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects. The terminal will also be able to handle high-volume bulk and container shipping, as well as large specialty marine cargo.

Site Visit Details

Registration: 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Site Visit:
 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Everyone must wear sturdy shoes, preferably boots, and long pants.  MassCEC will provide the appropriate safety equipment (vests, glasses, and hard hats). Attendees may park along the side of Blackmer Street. There will be a brief safety talk outside of the site entrance before the site visit begins.

New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

Background:
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has undertaken the management of the development of the Massachusetts Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford. Once construction is completed in late 2014, the Terminal will be the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects. The terminal will also be able to handle high-volume bulk and container shipping, as well as large specialty marine cargo. As part of construction, the project includes the dredging and removal of approximately 250,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment caused by industrial waste generated during the 1930s and 1940s, a significant environmental benefit to the City of New Bedford. The first of its kind in North America, the terminal has been engineered to sustain mobile crane and storage loads that rival the highest capacity ports in the world.

The terminal, which will be located inside New Bedford Harbor and protected by the hurricane barrier,  will be in close proximity to offshore wind planning areas along the East Coast that are under consideration for development. The federal government is leading an offshore wind permitting and leasing process in nine states, including Massachusetts, along the Atlantic Coast. That process is expected to lead to the construction of multiple projects, many of which could make use of this first-in-the-nation facility.

Project Overview

  • Engineered to be one of the highest capacity ports in the United States
  • Over 21 acres of the Terminal can sustain uniform loads of 4,100 pounds per square foot and concentrated loads of up to 20,500 pounds per square foot
  • Construction to be completed in December 2014

Details

Date:
November 13, 2014
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Details

Date:
November 13, 2014
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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