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Vineyard Wind, In Bid For Contract, Says It Would Partner With Seymour-Based Marmon

Davis Dunavin
Marmon Utility Vice President Angelo Santamaria and Vineyard Wind CEO Lars Thaaning Pederson at Marmon's headquarters in Seymour, Connecticut, on Monday.

One of three offshore wind farm companies seeking contracts with Connecticut says it’ll partner with a manufacturer in the state to build parts for a Bridgeport-based wind hub.

Vineyard Wind says it will partner with Seymour-based Marmon Utility if it’s awarded a contract. They would build part of the cables that connect from a wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard to the hub’s proposed location in Bridgeport’s harbor.

“The company will have to grow dramatically. We’ll have to hire a number of people, we’ll have to invest millions of dollars, we’ll have to look at expanding to future facilities here within the state of Connecticut,” said Marmon Vice President Angelo Santamaria.

The state put out an RFP earlier this year for 2,000 megawatts of electricity, which could power up to 600,000 homes.

Vineyard Wind is one of three companies competing for bids. Two other conglomerates of local and international companies are bidding for all or part of the contract.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.