The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announced that it has appointed Cashman-Weeks NB to build the Marine Commerce Terminal and to undertake the associated dredging works, reports southcoasttoday.com.
Regarding this announcement, Mayor Jon Mitchell said: “The awarding of the contract and the start of dredging for the South Terminal project means that it is at last all very real.”
The Marine Commerce Terminal deepening program will include the dredging and removal of approximately 250,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, according to southcoasttoday.com.
On April 2, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, in partnership with the City of New Bedford, hosted an informational public 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 new capacity to handle high-volume bulk and container shipping, as well as large specialty marine cargo. The first of its kind in North America, the terminal has been engineered to sustain mobile crane and storage loads that rival the highest capacity ports in the world.
Cashman-Weeks NB is a joint venture made up of Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting of Quincy and Weeks Marine of New Jersey.
Dredging Today Staff, April 23, 2013