by Tina Olivero

    PORT OF ARGENTIA: North America’s first monopile marshalling yard to support US offshore wind

    The Port of Argentia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the official opening of the monopile transit route, completed in advance of the arrival at Argentia of large (110-meter and longer) wind turbine foundations (called monopiles) destined for installation at offshore wind farms off the east coast of the United States.

    Argentia, Newfoundland. Site of the first monopile marshalling yard
    Argentia, Newfoundland. Site of the first monopile marshalling yard in support of the US offshore wind energy sector.

    Upon the arrival of the first 4 monopiles in early August, Argentia will have the distinction of being North America’s first monopile marshalling yard in support of the US offshore wind energy sector.

    Heavy transport vessels will arrive from Europe throughout 2023-2025 and, from dockside, monopiles will be transported to and from a bonded storage marshalling yard on the former U.S. naval air station runways in the Argentia Northside Industrial Area, by self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs).

    Argentia marshalling yard

    Port VP Strategy & Growth Chris Newhook states, “This significant milestone caps off months of infrastructure improvements, including road widening and compaction, upgrades to quayside bearing capacity, utility lines relocation, and creation of 3 acres of new laydown lands adjacent to docking facilities, bringing total quayside laydown to 15 acres.”

    Newhook continued to say, “These key Port infrastructure investments will continue to position Argentia as a strategic location to capture other oversized transport and storage projects in the renewable energy and other industrial sectors for generations to come”.

    Please direct any Inquiries to:
    Ray Greene
    Manager, Business Development & Marketing Port of Argentia

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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