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.
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).
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”.
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