The Salem Harbor Wind Terminal is a public-private partnership between Crowley and the city of Salem, with AVANGRID serving as the port’s anchor tenant through its Commonwealth Wind and Park City Wind projects. The terminal will be a logistics and operations center for turbine pre-assembly, transportation, staging activities and storage of assembly components. Crowley Wind Services, the company’s business unit dedicated to helping develop clean wind energy resources, will operate the terminal.
“By closing on the property, Crowley, the City of Salem, and AVANGRID as the port’s anchor tenant, have moved one step closer to creating a dedicated port terminal to support the US offshore wind industry’s growth,” said Bob Karl, senior vice president and general manager with Crowley Wind Services.
The terminal site project will result in the redevelopment of the former Salem Harbor Station, a decommissioned coal-fired energy plant creating more than 800 jobs in the support of the construction and staging of wind projects and daily operations.
The Commonwealth Wind project represents the largest offshore wind project in New England and will create 11,000 full-time equivalent jobs over the project’s lifetime while generating enough energy to power 750,000 homes annually. Park City Wind, named after the city of Bridgeport, is an offshore wind project that will power 400,000 homes per year for Connecticut.
Construction of the wind terminal is expected to start in summer 2023, with the terminal complete in 2025.