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Rhode Island port ready for wind energy projects

The Quonset Development Corporation has completed an $83.1m expansion and modernisation project at the Port of Davisville in Rhode Island, the state’s only public port. The project involved extending the port’s Pier 2 by 232 feet, creating a third berthing space, and dredging the port to accommodate larger ships. It has prepared Davisville for future wind energy projects.

The state’s FY2023 budget includes a further $60m to enable construction of the port’s Terminal 5 pier and completion of required dredging; preparation of about 34 acres to accommodate additional cargo laydown; and reconstruction and hardening of the existing surface of Pier 1.

Together, these investments are intended to both expand capacity for offshore wind developers and better accommodate the existing finished-automobile importing and processing businesses at the facility.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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