Three Massachusetts ports are in line for a slice of $100m newly earmarked for offshore wind infrastructure construction, following announced of an unexpected multi-billion-dollar tax windfall that will be used for to bolster state-level social and environmental initiatives.

The ports of Salem, New Bedford, and Somerset will receive the funding, announced yesterday, to position the Atlantic coastal cities as hubs for the industry, which has the US’ fist utility-scale project, the 800MW Vineyard Wind 1, under development off Martha's Vineyard.