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New Jersey Plans Huge Port to Develop Offshore Wind Power (1)

June 16, 2020, 6:05 PM

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to build a port on the Delaware River to handle massive turbines as the state pushes to become a hub for building offshore wind farms.

The state’s Economic Development Authority will spearhead a project of at least $300 million to create staging and manufacturing areas southeast of Philadelphia, in Salem County, the governor said Tuesday. That’s near the Hope Creek nuclear plant and free from bridges that could impede the towering ships needed to install turbines as tall as skyscrapers.

States from Virginia to Massachusetts are jockeying to be at the forefront of developing ...