Dominion Energy Leases 72-Acres from the Port of Virginia to Support Nation’s Biggest Offshore Wind Development

Dominion Energy reached an agreement this week to lease a 72-acre portion of the deep-water, multi-use marine cargo Portsmouth Marine Terminal from the Port of Virginia. This site is instrumental to the construction of the Central Virginia Offshore Wind development, the largest commercial clean energy offshore wind development in the United States. The terminal will serve as a staging and pre-assembly area for the foundations and turbines that will be installed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The Virginia wind project will produce more than 2,600 megawatts of clean, renewable energy—enough to power up to 660,000 homes.

The announcement was made Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia before a group of over 1,300 industry leaders gathered for the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum.


“This announcement is yet another milestone toward making Virginia the national leader in offshore wind power,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “The Commonwealth and Dominion Energy are standing together to promote clean energy, reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, and build a new American industry on the East Coast of the United States.”



“This location at the Port of Virginia is second to none,” said chair, President and CEO of Dominion Energy Robert M. Blue. “It has deep water access, no overhead restrictions, a strong, experienced maritime workforce and sufficient space for these large wind infrastructure components. It is perfectly situated to serve the Virginia offshore wind project and grow the domestic supply chain needed to complete other offshore wind projects in the United States.”

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