b'3.4 New Bedford inks lease forVineyard Wind offshore wind projectMatt Miller, AJOT A long time coming as New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal inks This article was originally published onSeptember 23, 2019 in issue #694 lease as the primary staging area for Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm project.It was a long time coming, but Massachusetts New Bedford Marine Commerce Ter-minal is finally getting businessand a lot of respect.The Vineyard Wind project, Americas first large-scale offshore wind development, will lease the New Bedford terminal for at least 18 months as its primary staging facility, at an annual cost of $6 million. While the exact timetable for the project is still uncer-[image 3.4 -1] above tain, the lease will stretch from December 2020 into 2022, and quite possibly beyond.New Bedford Marine Commerce TerminalAt least for the first couple years, its going to be pretty much at capacity, said Rich-ard Baldwin, principal consultant at Ramboll, a consultancy that specializes in offshore wind development.Vineyard Wind is an 800MW wind farm that will be constructed 14 miles south of Marthas Vineyard.46 THE UNCONTAINED www.theuncontained.com'