The new Port of Paulsboro is expected to become an economic generator for the region.
The Paulsboro site has the acreage to accommodate manufacturing, assembly and distribution facilities at the port
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and State Senate President Stephen Sweeney selected the former BP fuel terminal in Paulsboro as the location for the signing of legislation that includes the offering of up to $100 million in tax credits to attract wind turbine manufacturers to southern New Jersey to supply the State's aggressive wind energy program.
The legislation also includes financing for wind energy projects along New Jersey's shore that ultimately could power one million homes. The Paulsboro site has been identified by the private sector as a preferred location to fulfill the State's goal to attract manufacturers to assemble the wind energy turbines.
Senate President Sweeney explained that the property is well along the path to being redeveloped as a port facility, and that a wind turbine manufacturing, assembly and staging complex would be an excellent outcome for the future use. “With the support of BP, Mayor Burzichelli and the community, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority and the South Jersey Port Corporation are working to construct a modern port facility here that will be a major economic engine for the region. There is plenty of land available at this site and the neighboring former Essex Chemical / Dow property to support the evolving wind turbine industry, which, combined with modern port logistical services, will make this port an important facility serving wind farm developments along the entire U.S. Atlantic Ocean shoreline and in particular off New Jersey's coast.”
At the signing, Governor Christie and Senator Sweeney said the State is actively talking to wind turbine manufacturers who are interested in locating in Paulsboro.