The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts will serve as the primary staging and deployment base for the construction and installation of the Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind projects.

The lease agreements, worth approximately USD32.5 million, will see the facility support the offshore wind energy projects from 2023 into 2027.

Constructed and operated by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is a 29 acre (11.7 ha) heavy lift facility designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects, as well as handle bulk, breakbulk, container, and oversized marine cargo.

The Vineyard Wind lease with MassCEC is an amended and revised agreement to accommodate a shift in the project schedule stemming from additional review and permitting required by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.