Moffatt & Nichol applies marine planning and structural expertise to lead design for the first U.S. purpose-built offshore wind port.
The New Jersey Wind Port, currently a greenfield site, will import, stage, preassemble, and load out turbine, tower, and blade components for large commercial scale offshore wind installations—with allowable live load capacities up to 6,200 pounds per square foot at the wharf. The new port will offer purpose-built marshalling and manufacturing space, heavy-lift wharfs, and connectivity to an existing federal navigation channel. Terminal improvements will include a combination of deep draft vessel berth for importing of wind turbine components and a deeper berth designed to accommodate use of a jack-up vessel to assist with component assembly. Work includes dredge design of a 4,500-foot-long by 500-foot-wide deepwater access channel. Moffatt & Nichol provided services that included navigation safety and vessel accessibility analysis, stakeholder outreach, dredging assessment, final engineering design, construction cost estimating.