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Delaware Announces Partnership to Build New Edgemoor Port Terminal

The State of Delaware will partner with the Port of Wilmington’s private operator, Enstructure, to build a new port terminal at a site in Edgemoor, Delaware.

photo courtesy of governor.delaware.gov

This historic $635 million infrastructure project is poised to become Delaware’s largest marine terminal since the current Port of Wilmington opened in 1923.

Construction of the new port facility will take place in three phases, with the first expected to be completed over an estimated period of 32 months.

Much of the early work in the first phase will focus on waterfront construction:

Landside construction of the terminal itself will come later, with proactive public participation and community engagement. Phases two and three of the project will be constructed by Enstructure when business warrants the additional capacity.

The new Edgemoor terminal is expected to create nearly 6,000 new jobs, including more than 3,100 direct jobs.

Total state and local taxes generated by Edgemoor are estimated at $39.4 million annually.

Additionally, construction of the new facility will create more than 3,900 construction jobs and generate $42.3 million in tax revenue.