Massachusetts postpones $91M plan to acquire wind-turbine ship

(BOSTON) — The Patrick administration has postponed a $91 million plan to acquire a ship that specializes in installing offshore wind turbines, the Boston Herald newspaper reported. Critics suspected that taxpayer money was being used to buy a vessel for the Cape Wind project, but an administrative officials denied that. A Cape Wind spokesman said the company plans to use existing jackup barges and doesn’t need the ship.
Click here to view the newspaper’s story and an artist rendering of the vessel.
By Professional Mariner Staff