The Connecticut Port Authority and State of Connecticut, together with the offshore wind development joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource, are investing $255.5 million to redevelop the Authority’s State Pier Terminal in the Port of New London. Ørsted and Eversource have contributed $77.5 million to the project.
The terminal upgrades will be substantially completed by spring 2023, at which point terminal operator Gateway will resume port operations and begin receiving offshore wind component deliveries.
As a result of this combined investment in the terminal, Connecticut is at the forefront of the new American offshore wind industry. The State Pier Terminal will be the first operational U.S.-based heavy-lift marine terminal that will accommodate offshore wind towers, nacelles and blades, as well as other maritime cargoes.
Three offshore wind projects commissioned by Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island – a total of approximately 160 turbines, with an output of 1,760 MW (enough to power over 1 million homes) – are scheduled for assembly and delivery from New London. The first of these projects is scheduled for summer of 2023.