” A new partnership will spur development of the first phase of the dormant South Quay site in East Providence as a support hub for the offshore wind industry.

Under the agreement between ProvPort and Rhode Island Waterfront Enterprises, Waterson Terminal Services – the company that operates ProvPort – has pledged to match a $35 million state commitment from 2022 to develop South Quay.

In a statement, the partnership said the combined $70 million will make South Quay a fully operational terminal allowing ships to offload and onload cargo, such as the wind turbines meant to be built at the site.

They say the project will create jobs and offer an economic boost for the state.”

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