Maine Offshore Wind Project Gets Key Approval

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Norwegian energy giant Statoil gained key approval Thursday in its bid to build one of the nation's first offshore wind power projects off Maine's Boothbay Harbor.

The $120 million project would put four, three-megawatt wind turbines 12 miles off the coast on floating spar-buoy structures tethered to the seabed in 460 feet of water.

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