Governor Lamont Announces Final Harbor Development Agreement for New London State Pier

$157 Million Public-Private Partnership Will Jump-Start Economic Growth, Create Jobs, and Expand the Use of Carbon-Free Energy Sources.

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Impacts of the Connecticut  Maritime Industry

For over three centuries, Connecticut’s maritime industry has been an essential driver of the state’s economy. To quantify the industry’s impact, the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) commissioned an economic impact analysis from the Connecticut Economic Resource Center Inc (CERC).

The study provides a snapshot in time of the economic impact the maritime industry has across the state, providing a data-driven baseline from which we can measure future economic growth and job creation.

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Governor Lamont Announces Major Development Plan That Will Establish New London as a Central Hub of the Offshore Wind Industry

Public-Private Agreement Will Jumpstart Economic Growth, Create Jobs

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SHIPP Round 2

On April 24th the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for project funding under the Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP), a competitive grant program managed by the CPA.  Under SHIPP, Connecticut municipalities and other properties, in or adjacent to waters of the state, may apply for matching funds to conduct a project that improves the infrastructure or management of their local waterway.

The actual selection of grant recipients will take place in June after the CPA Projects Committee rates and selects the applications based on developed criteria and presents to the CPA Board of Directors for final approval.

A SHIPP Grant may be used on a wide range of improvements including: marina repair, dredging, boat ramp facilities improvement, breakwaters, harbor management plans and feasibility studies.

The application submission deadline is 4pm ET on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Local Waters. Global Solutions.

Connecticut is home to three deepwater ports (Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London) and a multitude of small harbors, rail lines, and interstate highways crisscrossing the state. Connecticut is uniquely located at the intersection of maritime access and distribution networks, and a thriving maritime industry in Connecticut means stronger economic growth across each of these assets.

The Connecticut Port Authority is overseeing new investments in infrastructure, dredging and intermodal terminal capabilities that are expanding the foundation of Connecticut’s maritime industry and building a thriving network of efficient, customizable transportation solutions.

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Office of Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut and its partners Gateway Terminal, Ørsted U.S., and Eversource CT have reached a final agreement on a harbor development plan for State Pier in New London that will transform the pier into a world-class offshore wind center and bring hundreds of well-paying jobs to the area.

The Connecticut Port Authority (CPA), the state’s quasi-public agency responsible for promoting and coordinating the development of the state’s ports and maritime industry, terminal operator Gateway Terminal, and joint venture partners Ørsted and Eversource have finalized the agreement to redevelop State Pier into a state-of-the-art port facility through a combined public-private investment of $157 million.

The infrastructure upgrades will re-make State Pier as a modern, heavy-lift capable port and meet the facility requirements of the offshore wind industry. The improvements will benefit the port’s long-term growth by increasing its capacity to accommodate heavy-lift cargo for years to come while maintaining its freight rail link. More than 400 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project. Construction is expected to begin in early 2021 and be completed by August 2022.

Read the full press release at:
portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/02-2020/Governor-Lamont-Announces-F...
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Acting Chair of the Connecticut Port Authority, David Kooris, and Captain Paul Whitescarver led the Thames River Workgroup meeting earlier today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great afternoon with members of the Milford Harbor Commission and the CT Economic Development Association in Milford.

Left to right. All Milford harbor commission members. Ray Kirancier, Dora Kubek, Nancy Bennett, David Kooris (acting chair CPA), Bruce Kuryla (Harbormaster), Mike, Briarpatch Enterprises Inc, Robert Brennan, Ray Vitali
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David Kooris, Acting Chair of Connecticut Port Authority, will be speaking this afternoon with the Connecticut Economic Development Association featuring special guests from Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Port Authority.

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lisman Landing Marina, Milford

Live music, boat tours, ice cream, oysters, champagne, beer and wine.
Refreshments provided by local Milford businesses.

This is a free event. RSVP required.
Please call or email Natalie Rosenbaum at 860.571.7136
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