New England Clean Energy Connect awards more contracts

Published: Apr. 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM EDT
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The New England Clean Energy Connect is acquiring nearly 50,000 heavy duty mats to be placed on the ground during construction of the 145-mile power transmission corridor.

A $7 million contract announced Friday for 17,000 mats will be divided among four Maine companies.

An additional 30,000 mats were recently purchased from Maine contractors at a cost of $12 million.

The CMP led project is moving forward even though there are a few pending regulatory approvals, and the prospect of a statewide vote on the project.

The 47,000 mats will be used to create portable roads during construction phase.