Foss Maritime to build offshore wind logistics base in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts will add another base of operations and terminal logistics facility to support offshore wind projects off Massachusetts and the northeastern coast seaboard, Foss Maritime confirmed via a statement on Wednesday, March 23.

Foss said the former Sprague/Eversource site was selected for its proximity to offshore wind blocks located approximately 15 miles (24 kilometres) south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands. The site will undergo redevelopment over the next year and be renamed the New Bedford Foss Marine Terminal.

The terminal, slated to open in March 2023, will provide storage and laydown yards for equipment and materials, berth facilities for tug and barge operations, and host crewboat and service operation vessel (SOV) support services.

The facility will also create new office space for project teams and a marine coordination centre for technicians involved in offshore wind projects.

Foss is partnering with key local investors of New Bedford’s Cannon Street Holdings (CSH) to develop the 30-acre (12-hectare) site.

The seller, Sprague Massachusetts Properties, is wholly owned by Axel Johnson, a private operating company. Until mid-2021, Axel Johnson was the majority owner of Sprague Operating Resources with Sprague utilising the New Bedford facility as a petroleum marketing location.

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