Photo of the Day: Block Island Turbine Towers Lined Up in Providence
GE Renewable Energy has shared a photo showing offshore wind towers for the 30MW Block Island wind farm being arranged in a line in Providence after completing their journey from Europe to Rhode Island, US.
The five-turbine offshore wind farm is being developed by Deepwater Wind some three miles off the coast of Block Island. Once commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2016, Block Island will become the first offshore wind farm in US waters.
Block Island will comprise five of GE’s 6MW Haliade offshore wind turbines currently under construction at the company’s factory in Saint-Nazaire, France.
GE has hired Blue Water Shipping US for heavy lifting and storage of turbine components in the Port of Providence.
Blue Water Shipping transported the tower sections from Avilles, Spain, to Providence.