News & Project Updates

Brayton Point Commerce Center Wins CoStar Impact Award

November 8, 2023
Congratulations to Brayton Point Commerce Center, which was named the 2023 Redevelopment of the Year CoStar Impact Award winner in the Boston market. Winners were selected from a panel of more than 750 industry professionals drawn from each respective market. Bravo to everyone involved!
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President Biden Visits Brayton Point

July 26, 2022
On July 20, 2022, we were privileged to host President Biden at the Brayton Point Commerce Center. Big thanks to the administration for highlighting the use of legacy energy assets to propel the transition to renewables. "Look at Brayton Point. Today, Brayton Point is on the frontier of clean energy in America. On this site they will manufacture 248 miles of high-tech, heavy-duty cables..."
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Prysmian Group receives first construction permits for submarine cable plant at Brayton Point

July 19, 2022
Prysmian Group has received the first layer of approval of the construction permits for the development of its new submarine cable plant in Brayton Point, Massachusetts in the US, and it confirmed construction plans to start in summer 2023 and will last two years. With a $200 million investment plus the purchase of the land, Prysmian plans to redevelop the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power plant into a strategic knowledge and production hub.
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PRESS RELEASE: Prysmian acquires portion of Brayton Point for OSW cable manufacturing

February 18, 2022
“We are pleased Prysmian Group will bring excellent jobs and investment to Somerset by building a high-tech cable factory. Prysmian is an ideal partner because its undersea cables will fulfil the regional commitment to a clean energy future and establish Massachusetts as an offshore wind energy hub”, declares CDC Executive Vice President Stephen R. Collins.
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Brayton Point manufacturing facility part of wind farm procurement

December 20, 2021
An Italian company called Prysmian Group plans to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for subsea transmission cables at Brayton Point, employing about 200 people. Once completed, it will be the first piece of the US offshore wind supply chain to be located in Massachusetts.
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Mayflower Wind to Hook Up to Brayton Point

June 1, 2021
When fully built out, and with continuing advancements in wind technology, Mayflower Wind’s lease area will supply over 2,000 MW of offshore wind, enough to power nearly a million homes.
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Boston Globe: Wind power to come ashore at Brayton Point

May 27, 2021
Wind farm developer Mayflower Wind has signed an agreement with Anbaric Development Partners to use transmission rights that Anbaric has secured to bring electricity via a future power line onshore at Brayton Point in Somerset. Mayflower said it plans to use Brayton Point to hook into the region’s electricity grid from a wind farm to be built in an offshore area south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports Tour: South Coast Sites

October 21, 2020
Join the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) on a virtual tour that explores port sites on Massachusetts’ South Coast that are ideally-situated to serve the emerging offshore wind industry. The tour also visits the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, home of first-in-the nation safety training for offshore wind workers.
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Brayton Point Redevelopment Project Concludes Demolition, Begins Site Grading Plan

June 5, 2020
“We are pleased to announce this large-scale demolition project was completed safely and ahead of schedule. Our crews have brought down 1.5 million sq/ft of heavy industrial space over 18 months, including large chimneys and cooling towers,” said Stephen Collins, Executive Vice President at CDC. “Our demolition program set the stage for the next phase of development”.
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Brayton Point completes offshore wind port upgrades

April 2, 2020
Brayton Point Commerce Center in Massachusetts is open for business for the offshore wind industry, having completed upgrades to support heavy-lift port operations and receive deep-draft vessels at the site. EnviroAnalytics president Russ Becker said: “Grading activities will commence this spring to prepare laydown and manufacturing areas for future tenants. The grading plan is designed in accordance with the offshore wind industry requirements for a marshalling port and for manufacturing offshore wind components.”
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Plans Announced to Implode the Last Remaining Chimney at Brayton Point

February 14, 2020
The implosion event is currently scheduled to take place around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with a weather delay date of Sunday, February 23rd (which would take place around 8:00 a.m. as well). This event will be the third and final implosion at Brayton Point since demolition began in September 2018. Three of the original four chimneys were imploded in March of 2019, and the two cooling towers were imploded in April 2019.
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After Brayton Point visit, Senator Markey backs extended tax credits for wind industry

June 25, 2019
Less than one week after visiting the planned site of the Anbaric Renewable Energy Center in Somerset, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey reintroduced legislation to extend an existing tax credit for wind energy companies.
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Brayton Point Expanding Port Operations for Offshore Wind

June 4, 2019
This port operations agreement is another step in the transition of Brayton Point into one of the premier marine commerce terminals in the Northeast; the site is well-positioned to support offshore wind, but the possibilities for other sectors are available, as well.
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Ex-Coal Plant Site Chosen for Offshore Wind Hub

May 16, 2019
In an announcement rich with symbolism, transmission developer Anbaric said it will spend $650 million to build a delivery hub for offshore wind at Brayton Point, the former site of New England’s largest coal-fired plant.
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VIDEO: Coal Towers Tumble to Make Way for Offshore Wind Hub

May 7, 2019
On April 27, 2019, the two 500-ft cooling towers at Brayton Point came crashing down in Somerset, MA.
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