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Ferry service plans tours of Cape Wind construction

UNITED STATES: A ferry service is to offer guided tours of the Cape Wind farm during construction and after completion.

Cape Wind's meteorological tower is the only aspect of the project to be installed
Cape Wind's meteorological tower is the only aspect of the project to be installed

The long-suffering developer of what is to be America’s first offshore wind farm has joined forces with the ferry service Hy-Line Cruises. They will offer to ferry residents and tourists out to the wind farm as part of an ‘EcoTour’.

A visitor centre will offer information on the history of the Cape Wind project and energy use on Cape Cod, the US and around the world.

Hy-Line officials have said they are committed to developing a green vessel to be used for the tours and are exploring the use of a hybrid engine and are pursuing the possibility of the vessel being made in Massachusetts.

Hy-Line Cruises said it is working with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and others to transport visitors to its site using green shuttle buses.

Cape Wind president Jim Gordon said: "The Cape Wind Eco Tour and Visitor Centre at Hy-Line cruises will stand as testament to the spirit, ingenuity and progressiveness of Cape Cod and Massachusetts and how our community harnessed the wind to protect and preserve our environment, to revitalize our economy and to create a healthier more secure future."

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