Earlier this week, the Port of Argentia in Canada announced a significant contract in support of offshore wind development in the United States. The contract will strengthen the Port’s position as a monopile marshalling yard for US offshore wind.
As part of the US energy transition, the Port is seeing unprecedented demand for marshalling assistance and is capitalizing on its strategic niche as North America’s first monopile marshalling port. The heavy transport vessels will arrive, and from dockside, monopiles will be transported to a bonded storage marshalling yard on the former US naval air station runways in the Argentia Northside Industrial Area, by self propelled modular transporters.
Working in collaboration with our global partners in the renewable energy space, the Port secured its second major contract to offload and marshall offshore wind monopiles for eventual installation at project fields off the East Coast of the US
…said Scott Penney, Port CEO
In preparation for the arrival of monopiles, the Port will continue to invest in infrastructure improvements exceeding $10 million, including additional road widening, maintenance of existing infrastructure, and the creation of 3-acres of new laydown lands adjacent to docking facilities, bringing total quayside laydown to more than 12 acres.
This work creates important economic spinoff for the Placentia region and the entire Province.
… said Wayne Power, Board Chair
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