Cape Wind moving headquarters to Cape Cod
BOSTON (AP) — The long-planned Cape Wind offshore wind project is moving its headquarters to a Cape Cod marina as it nears its projected start of construction.
The project has signed a deal to purchase Falmouth's East Marine marina. Its offices there will house 50 employees, including those who travel daily to the planned 130 turbines for routine maintenance and monitoring.
Cape Wind is currently based in Boston and plans to move into the new site in 2014. Project spokesman Mark Rodgers says the purchase is a concrete step that makes the coming wind farm more real.
Cape Wind, proposed in 2001, aims to start construction in 2013 and produce power by 2015, but still faces stiff opposition.
Its announcement comes a day after opponents appealed a federal ruling that the project poses no danger to airplanes.