NEW BEDFORD – Cape Wind announced today that a team of three New Bedford companies will survey the site in Nantucket Sound targeted for the 130-turbine wind farm.
Boats will survey the seafloor on Horseshoe Shoal and along the cable route leading from the shores of Yarmouth to the wind turbines.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is constructing a first in the nation port in New Bedford designed to handle the large loads needed for offshore wind projects.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell welcomed the news. “Today’s announcement is significant because it is yet another confirmation that existing New Bedford businesses are going to have opportunities to play key roles in the offshore wind industry as projects like Cape Wind accelerate in the months and years ahead,” he said in a prepared statement.