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Posted by Industry News on Apr 30, 2013

NBC Philadelphia // Apr 30, 2013

As we've reported before, offshore wind may be America's big superproject. Despite having projects on the horizon for the past decade, however, homegrown offshore wind remains in the planning stages. New Jersey just got a boost to its offshore wind development, and stands poised along with Marylandand Massachusetts to make American offshore wind a reality. NBC Philadelphia reports:

This week, the Atlantic Wind Connection officially expressed interest in entering into lease negotiations with the port to locate its New Jersey manufacturing hub there. A new feasibility study showed it is possible to build large convertor platforms at the port. The port is courting other wind developers as well. "Offshore wind could take up possibly two-thirds of the port," said Kevin Castagnola, head of the South Jersey Port Corporation. No leases have been signed yet, he said.

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