Offshore wind energy cable base planned for New England
Subsea power provider JDR Cable Systems and McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. are planning to develop a cable service base in the northeast United States to serve the emerging offshore wind energy industry.
The facility would include an integrated cable training center to develop the workforce that will be needed to link offshore wind turbine arrays and the regional energy grids as wind power companies develop their federal leases off southern New England.
In announcing a memorandum of agreement with McAllister, JDR Cable Systems based in the United Kingdom said, “this new facility is being targeted to be developed on an existing McAllister quayside waterfront property in the northeastern United States. The site has been selected due to its proximity to the current offshore wind leases and the enormous potential of the region in the use of renewable energy sources.”