The Brayton Point Power Plant was once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, providing electricity to the region for a half of a century. The plant was retired in 2017 and has been undergoing redevelopment in preparation for the Commonwealth’s transition to clean energy.
VHB partnered with Prysmian Group to provide permitting and engineering services in support of the proposed project to redevelop 47 acres of the site into a new state-of-the-art cable manufacturing plant, electric converter station, and docking facility. This project will allow for the design, manufacturing, and delivery of high voltage submarine transmission cables to support offshore wind projects in the U.S., the first of its kind in North America.
Through its construction, and subsequent manufacturing operations, the redevelopment of Brayton Point will create jobs and boost the regional economy. As the new facility is being designed to be net zero, with low levels of noise and air discharge, a site that once polluted the air will now play a significant role in contributing to the Commonwealth and country’s clean energy future.