Cape Wind ending Quonset lease option

SOURCES CONFIRMED Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown.
SOURCES CONFIRMED Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Sources confirmed Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. Ending the agreement option marks another sign of an ailing wind farm company, as Cape Wind took a major blow earlier this month after losing two significant electricity…

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  1. : Massachusetts Politicians & Journalist Stealing Like Pigs From Public
    New Bedford South Terminal -Journalist Politicians Lack Integrity Ocean Port

    “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center now 124 million in debt at the incomplete New Bedford South Terminal is telling the news media New Bedford was always a mult use port.

    It’s time for an investigation. The MassCEC has taken the health and property rights of citizens with land based wind turbines and now your money with the New Bedford ocean port

    History asks how did the majority of German citizens do nothing to stop the Holocaust.

    At the end of World War II they asked the residents around the camps why they did nothing. The reply was they didn’t know. The next question was didn’t you notice 6 million of your neighbors missing ?

    Folks, Massachusetts has been placing commercial wind turbines too close to residential homes. The neighbors complain the noise is torture.

    The Massachusetts politicians have taken health and property rights and now with the New Bedford ocean wind turbine terminal hundreds of millions of your money for the state agenda.

    Massachusetts 500 Million In Debt & New Bedford Ocean Port Finacial Fiasco

    New Bedford Port -Massachusetts Hundreds of Million In Debt

    New Media Deception New Bedford , Massachusetts or was the News Media Taken for a Ride

    Was the New Bedford ocean wind port built as a multiple use port or was it built for commercial wind turbines ?

    The news media is not going to tell you the truth ! You the Massachusetts taxpayers have been lied to.

    We all know politicians will lie at the drop of a hat. In 2010 Governor Patrick announced the building of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal at 35 million dollars. Today we know the terminal sits incomplete nearing 200 million dollars with No completion date in sight.

    What happens to us as a society if the news media joins the politicians lying through omission.

    Journalist and Editors are lying to us and you have to believe you have been deceived by the Liberal Press in Massachusetts.

    When it comes to the Massachusetts renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy “Agenda” of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by the year 2020 your only hearing one side of the story from your local news.

    One newspaper actually printed this statement that shows they are on board for the “Agenda.”
    “Our political sympathies are in general much more aligned with the progressive policies of the Democratic Party, both nationally and statewide.”

    When news media organizations follow Agendas of political parties history shows the devastating consequences.

    One simple method is finger pointing and not asking questions. The state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan testified to a legislative bonding committee that he was 100 percent sure Cape Wind would build its wind turbines in New Bedford. The state bonding committee approved 100 million dollars to continue building the port. Our news media groups here in Massachusetts simply print press releases from the executive branch of state government as if they are real news items.

    Cape Wind never had a permit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to build turbines in New Bedford.

    Quonset Point, Rhode Island is the federally permitted site. Cape Wind has been embroiled in massive legal litigation since the project started. How was Richard Sullivan 100 percent sure Cape Wind would use New Bedford.

    The news media, journalist and editors lack any type of professional code of conduct and continue feeding only affirmative information about renewable energy ignoring the lies from the executive branch of government going right along with the “Agenda.”

    The New Bedford ocean port still has a four acre site to move an AM radio station to a new location at an unknown cost.
    A rail link a mile away.
    Hurricane gates with only a 120 wide clearance.
    A federal channel outside the hurricane gates that needs to be dredged for 5 miles.
    The EPA is still moving 1 million cubic yards of PCB toxic material in the harbor.
    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will only say the 124 million dollar project has gone into phase two.

    Hundreds of millions spent at New Bedford while the whole time Quonset Point, Rhode Island was already built

    To help understand how badly you have been misled the news media has helped dupe the public and become the Lap Dog of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and executive branch of government. I call it lying by omission.

    Folks, Today the news media is allowing the lies to continue. The New Bedford ocean wind port is incomplete and hundreds of millions of your tax dollars are being poured out the back door of Beacon Hill into New Bedford Harbor.

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center now says the port is going into phase two after spending over 124 million that we know of. They refuse to comment on a completion date.

    All those involved with the port now say it was always going to be a multiple use port another lie.

    New Bedford Wind Port Mismanagement or Corruption or Both ?

    The following below is a letter from 2012 to the State of Massachusetts from Siemens wind turbine contractors who are the proposed contractors for the Nantucket Sound 130 ocean wind turbine project.

    A The letter / email restates a letter from 2010 that Siemens wind company needs 24 hour a day unrestricted access to the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The letter is addressed to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. In the letter there is no mention of a multi use port.

    B In May of 2013 Richard J. Sullivan Jr., former secretary of energy and environmental testified before the House Bonding Committee — chaired by Representative Antonio Cabral, Democrat of New Bedford that he was absolutely convinced that New Bedford will be the primary staging port for Cape Wind. Cape Wind only had a federal permit issued by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in 2010 to do its construction and staging from Quonset Point , Rhode Island. New Bedford is allowed three maintenance boats in the permit.

    C The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has described to the public that the New Bedford Ocean wind port is going to be built as a multi-use port.

    The opinion and only conclusion that can be draw is the taxpayers of Massachusetts are being short changed over the total mismanagement of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The question needs to be asked why is all this information being disregarded and swept under the rug. Every day more questions are being asked. Is this the largest renewable energy failure in Massachusetts history ?

    Here is the information you be the judge. Is this Mismanagement or Corruption or Both

    On August 24, 2010 Siemens wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center detailing the requirements for an offshore wind turbine staging facility, and assessing the appropriateness of the proposed “South Terminal” (aka — New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal or NBMCT) Port Facility preliminary project design.

    SIEMENS
    Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Name Casper Kvitzau
    55 Summer Street, 9”1 Floor Department E W AM OF PM
    Boston, Massachusetts 02110 Telephone +1 857 210 6927
    Attn: Mr. James Bowen Fax
    Mobile
    E-mail casper.kvitzau@siemens.com
    Date June 18th, 2012
    Pre-construction staging area for Offshore Wind Turbines
    Review of Revised Layout for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Park (NBMCT), New Bedford, Massachusetts

    Dear Sirs,
    “Thank you for your recent communication concerning the South Terminal project. We are very pleased to hear that the Terminal development is progressing forward on schedule. As you know, the Terminal is a key component in facilitating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States. As one of the largest wind energy component suppliers in the world, Siemens has unique experience in offshore wind development, and has over the past several years routinely identified, managed and utilized staging facilities for offshore wind projects. We are quite pleased that we have been able to work with your agency and the City of New Bedford to assist in developing the specifications for a Port facility that can service the new offshore wind industry in the United States for years to come, and we are very pleased to provide this letter of support for your important project.”

    On August 24, 2010 Siemens wrote a letter detailing the requirements for an offshore wind turbine staging facility, and assessing the appropriateness of the proposed “South Terminal” (aka — New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal or NBMCT) Port Facility preliminary project design. Since our submission of that letter, the scope and timeline of Cape Wind project has been further refined, and the schedule for required completion has changed. Additionally, it is Siemens’ understanding that during the design process and negotiations with the parcel owners, some changes to the facility plans have occurred. We are in receipt of the Revised Facility Layout Plans, which you forwarded to us, and have reviewed the revised Site Configurations (A & B) to assess their feasibility for offshore wind turbine staging and their utility to support multi-installation offshore wind development projects. This letter reiterates some of the key specifications from the August letter, which are necessary for a staging area to be adequate and practicable, and comments on whether the proposed South Terminal meets these specifications.

    Page 2

    “Delivery of wind turbine parts and material by international cargo vessel. This comprises tower sections, electronics components, nacelles, hubs and blades. These items will be off loaded to the quayside, for movement to their designated storage locations. Storage onsite of sufficient number of turbine and tower components to facilitate efficient assembly and transfer to the development site. Assembly of nacelle components, including attachment of the hub and installation of aviation lighting etc. Assembly of all components in complete sets for loading onto the assembly vessel.

    Loading assembled components onto the installation vessel, using both on-shore and vessel-mounted cranes as appropriate.

    The following points summarize the requirements of a Port facility from the Siemens operational perspective keeping in mind that the requirements are also in general heavily dependent on the allowable timeframe given by our clients and the installation equipment (vessels etc.) in use:

    NBMCT facilities_Siemens Letter_20120618.doc

    “It is critically important that the staging area be dedicated to the wind farm activities with unrestricted access on a 24-hour per day basis during pre-assembly and installation operations. Locations that would require Siemens to share space with other unrelated ongoing uses would not be feasible or practicable. The South Terminal meets these criteria, because it can be made available for wind farm use on a 24 hour exclusive basis, including access between the areas.””

    Click here to read the entire email : http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/eea/oceans/serth/nbmct-facilities-siemens-letter-20120618-rev2-signed.pdf

    Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Statements about multi-use of New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal :

    The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is a multi-purpose facility designed to support the construction, assembly and deployment of offshore wind projects, as well as handle bulk, break-bulk, container and large specialty marine cargo.

    http://images.masscec.com/uploads/programdocs/New%20Bedford%20Marine%20Commerce%20Terminal%20-%20Technical%20Brochure.pdf

    Bill White, Senior Director
    Offshore Wind Sector Development
    newbedfordterminal@masscec.com
    Terminal Site Address
    16 Blackmer Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
    63 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
    P (617) 315-9355 • F (617) 315-9656
    info@masscec.comhttp://www.masscec.com ?