‘A one-stop shop’: Officials tout New Bedford’s future offshore wind training facility

NEW BEDFORD — As early as next spring, a facility that once manufactured seafood packaging will house classrooms, obstacle courses and a deepwater pool to train workers for the offshore wind industry, which is scheduled to start delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023.

The National Offshore Wind Institute training facility in New Bedford, which has yet to be built, will offer hands-on safety training and classroom technical training. It’s a partnership between Denmark-based Maersk Training and Bristol Community College, which currently offers courses in offshore wind engineering.