NEW BRITAIN, CT — Manufacturing by Stanley Black & Decker held a groundbreaking ceremony on its $1 billion energy and data center.
The buildings constructed after World War I and World War II have been empty for many years and Stanley Black & Decker plans to begin construction later this month. The Phase One construction will include 44 Connecticut-made Doosan Fuel cells. It will be the world’s largest indoor fuel cell installation.
The project, estimated to be completed within five years, is expected to generate $200 million in tax revenues for Connecticut and $45 million in New Britain alone.
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes said ” it’s also making a great re-use of an industrial site that could be a challenge for remediation. This project will be contributing to the thriving economy in New Britain but also to improving the health of the citizens of New Britain and across the state, We’ve had a longstanding commitment to supporting the fuel cell industry in this state,”
Gov. Ned Lamont said “Within two or three years they’re gonna be a state of the art data facility providing digital back up for all the tech companies and finance companies throughout Connecticut and this region,”