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

Aug 29, 2013 –
New Bedford

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will host an informational meeting regarding the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. 

The public meeting will include a presentation regarding construction and project updates and a question and answer session.  The meeting also will feature a presentation by the project’s engineers and contractor regarding controlled underwater blasting preparations and planning for New Bedford Harbor near the terminal site.

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.

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

WHO:              The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

                        WHEN:           Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.

                        WHERE:         New Bedford Public Library, Third Floor

                                 613 Pleasant Street

                                 New Bedford, MA 02740