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RI site moves to become wind farm staging area

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A North Kinsgtown business park is maneuvering to become the focal point for assembling first off-shore wind farms in southern New England.  

 

The board of directors for the Quonset Business Park voted Tuesday to award a three-year lease to the developer of the Cape Wind, which plans to install 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

The business park already has approved leasing land to Deepwater Wind, which plans to put five turbines off Block Island.

Steven King, the managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation, says they also hope attract a turbine manufacturer or cable supplier to the park.

Cape Wind officials had previously announced plans to build turbines in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  But company officials say it's possible they will use both sites.

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