Block Island OWF Construction Officially Kicks Off

Today, Deepwater Wind is set to officially start the construction phase of its Block Island offshore wind farm, according to Providence Journal.

The construction start will be celebrated at Specialty Diving Services, a company which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures for Block Island OWF’s wind turbines.

Steel jacket structures for five offshore wind foundations are being built by Gulf Island Fabrications in Louisiana. The foundations are scheduled to be fully built and installed off Block Island this summer.

Alstom will supply five Haliade 150 6 MW offshore wind turbines for the project and has already completed the fabrication of all 15 blades in Denmark.

The Block Island wind farm is scheduled for commercial service in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Image: Deepwater Wind