MassCEC to Hold a Public Meeting Regarding the Construction of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

May 31, 2013 –
New Bedford

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the City of New Bedford, will host an informational meeting regarding the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.  Once constructed, the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will be the first facility in the nation designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects.  The terminal will also provide the Port of New Bedford with new capacity to handle high-volume bulk cargo, as well as large specialty marine equipment.  As part of construction, the project includes the dredging and remediation of approximately 250,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment.  The first of its kind in North America, the terminal will be engineered to sustain mobile crane and storage loads that rival the highest capacity ports in the world.

The public meeting will include a presentation regarding construction and a question and answer session.

WHAT:         Informational public meeting on the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal 

WHO:           The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the City of  

New Bedford and the New Bedford Economic Development Council

WHEN:         Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

WHERE:       Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School, Forum Room

              286 So. Second Street

              New Bedford, MA 02740