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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