The shuttered 1.6GW Brayton Point power plant in the US state of Massachusetts, once New England’s largest coal-fired power plant, will be given a second lease on life as a hub for the regional offshore wind sector with the construction of a $900m subsea cable factory.

Avangrid, a subsidiary of Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola, and Italian cable maker Prysmian today (Thursday) announced the development of the new facility, which will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind manufacturing site.

The cable plant is part of the utility's 1.2GW