As an alternative to the construction of the proposed silo-storage dry bulk terminal, the Port is considering the feasibility of developing a General Purpose Cargo Terminal that could be served by the west berth. Such a terminal could be utilized by break bulk, project or similar cargos, and could also serve as a staging, assembly, and deployment area for offshore wind energy platforms.As a next step, the Port will identify and describe the critical terminal and berth design elements that are necessary to serve the likely cargo opportunities identified for the terminal.
- Project Effectuate
Project Effectuate represents a diversification opportunity for the Coos Bay harbor.Port signed an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Seattle-based Principle Power in March 2012 for exclusive rights to the western berth. The project involves the onshore manufacture and assembly of five semi-submersible wind platforms that would then be towed to sea. Final assembly point requires a minimum 30-foot deep channel draft for towing out of the harbor. ind platforms would be located between 15-18 miles offshore and anchored (tethered) to the sea-floor, outside of major fisheries areas.
- 2012 Project Effectuate Permitting Memo Attachment 1 2012
Project Effectuate Site Layout Memo
- December 2012 U.S. Department of Energy awards $4 million Bay Wind Demonstration Project
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