The Winds of Change

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut and its partners have reached an agreement on a harbor development plan for State Pier in New London. The plan will enable State Pier’s revitalization and put in place the needed components to establish the region as a central hub in New England for the developing offshore wind industry.

McDowell Jewett Communications is proud to support our client, the Connecticut Port Authority, as it works to market and coordinate the development of the state’s ports and maritime industry. The CT Port Authority and terminal operator Gateway are partnering with Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, on a new deal that will redevelop State Pier into a world-class, state-of-the-art port facility through combined public-private investment of $93 million to upgrade its infrastructure and heavy-lift capability.

These upgrades will allow State Pier to meet the facility requirements of the offshore wind industry and will benefit the port’s long-term growth by increasing its capability to accommodate heavy-lift cargo for years to come.

Watch the full announcement from May 2, 2019 here.