Wind energy – U.S.A.
Vineyard Wind announced that space in downtown Bridgeport will serve as the company’s Connecticut headquarters for the company’s Park City Wind (PCW) project.
Additionally, the developer also announced that a lease at Barnum Landing has been signed to use the property as a construction and staging location for the 804-megawatt (MW) project.
“We are excited to announce the signing of leases for both our Connecticut headquarters and the construction and staging site for our Park City Wind project,” said Vineyard Wind Deputy CEO Sy Oytan.
“The offshore wind industry can help transform Bridgeport’s waterfront into a hub for new and growing industry. By taking important steps like this today, we can lay a larger foundation for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Vineyard Wind also announced that Barnum Landing, a 15-acre parcel located at 525 Seaview Avenue, will be used during the construction phase of the PCW project, which will include storage and assembly of the transition pieces, the portion of the turbine that anchors the body of the machines to the steel foundation.
Once construction is completed, Vineyard Wind intends to use 3 acres of the port site for an operations and maintenance hub that will support local jobs for the 20-plus year lifespan of the project.