Semco Marine to create offshore wind service and maintenance hub in Massachusetts

Denmark-based Semco Maritime has announced a partnership with Vineyard Wind, to create an offshore wind service and maintenance hub in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of New York-listed Avangrid Inc and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The company currently has 1,604 MW of offshore wind energy capacity under development for Massachusetts and Connecticut with its Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first full-scale project, and also its Park City Wind project.

It has now submitted plans for an additional project in Massachusetts, known as “Commonwealth Wind”, which would offer approximately 1,200 MW of renewable power generation.

Semco Maritime will create a service and maintenance hub in New Bedford and hire up to 40 people for a variety of positions. The partnership agreement is contingent on Commonwealth Wind being selected by the state in the most recent round of solicitation for offshore wind energy.

Vineyard Wind also announced that Semco has been selected as the preferred supplier for maintenance of the foundations and electric service platform (ESP) for the company’s Vineyard Wind 1 project.