Quonset wind turbine training facility on hold, but other port improvements advancing

PLANS TO BUILD a training facility at Quonset Business Park for wind turbine maintenance technicians are on hold, with British company GEV Group saying it may not be able to hire the 123 workers required as part of previously awarded state tax credits. The jobs and training facility are intended to support a growing offshore wind industry, beyond the Block Island Wind Farm, pictured above. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Plans to open a training facility for wind turbine maintenance workers at Quonset Business Park are on hold, with the British company behind the proposal unsure it will meet the deadline for state tax credits awarded. Daniel Boon, vice president for GEV Group, said in an interview on Thursday that he was…

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