The Salem Offshore Wind Terminal is a private-public partnership between the City of Salem and Crowley to develop, build and operate the state’s second major offshore wind port. Founded in 1892, Crowley is a privately held, U.S.-owned and -operated maritime, energy and logistics solutions company serving commercial and government sectors with nearly $2.9 billion in annual revenues, over 170 vessels mostly in the Jones Act fleet and approximately 7,000 employees around the world – employing more U.S. mariners than any other company. With decades of history in providing maritime and energy services, the company operates Crowley Wind Services to provide turn-key, end-to-send supply chain services for the wind energy industry.
The first tenant, Avangrid Renewables, LLC, is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., and part of the IBERDROLA Group. Avangrid is a leading renewable energy company in the United States, owning and operating a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the U.S. Crowley is responsible for port design and construction management. Once construction is complete, Crowley will manage port and vessel operations for the Salem Offshore Wind Terminal. Crowley is the main point of contact for the project. For more information on Crowley and other services they provide, please visit www.Crowley.com. Avangrid will be the first lease holder once the construction is complete and will use the new facility as a marshalling port for offshore wind components. For more information about Avangrid, visit www.avangridrenewables.com.
As a municipal leader in reducing the impacts of climate change, the City of Salem is an important partner and included in many aspects of the development process. The City will own a portion of the property and plans to lease that area back to Crowley for operation of the Terminal. This will preserve the City’s long-term interests in the port and to facilitate future access to the harbor. The project is aligned with the City’s support of reaching 100% clean, renewable energy in the Commonwealth by reducing fossil fuel use and expanding clean energy.
All parties will share in workforce development, community engagement, grant funding and other services.