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Crowley Wind Services submits USACE permit application for work in Salem Harbor

Posted on May 1, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Crowley Wind Services in Providence, R.I., for proposed work in Salem Harbor at 67 Derby Street in Salem, Mass.

The proposed work involves replacing a 705-foot by 40-foot pile supported pier with a reconstructed 659-foot by 78-foot pile supported loadout wharf in the same location. This wharf will be stabilized by applying fill landward of the steel sheet pilings to stabilize the structure.

Two new piers will be constructed in the vicinity. One pier will be a 405-foot by 150-foot pilesupported delivery pier and the other will be a 280-foot by 65-foot trestle pier. Three new pile supported dolphins will be constructed and one 160-foot by 9-foot pile-supported pier will be removed. The proposed reconstructed loadout wharf will stabilize the existing shoreline by repairing and replacing dilapidated pilings, installing combi-walls along the existing vertical walls and backfilling, and other wharf-related improvements to the project site. There will be approximately 17,900 square feet of material backfilled under the piers to stabilize the shoreline. The dilapidated vertical sheetpile wall along the proposed trestle pier will also be stabilized by removing a portion of the existing wall and installing new steel sheetpile and steel piles next to it. These site improvements will also help minimize shoreline erosion.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at, file # NAE-2022-01702.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than May 25, 2023, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Charles Farris, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Please reference file # NAE-2022-01702.


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