First US Offshore Wind Farm Scoops Safety Accolade

Image source: Deepwater Wind

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has presented Deepwater Wind with the 2018 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) award for its safety practices during and after the construction of the 30MW Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

NOIA said it presented the award to Deepwater Wind for its safety innovations, which include the design and use of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) and transfer/ascent/descent system using Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) fall-arrest technology.

According to the association, Deepwater Wind logged over 40,000 offshore person-hours without a safety incident during the wind farm’s first year of operation.

“Deepwater Wind broke ground as the developer of America’s first offshore wind farm, and has done so again as the first renewable energy company to win the NOIA Safety in Seas Award,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi.

“Safe offshore operations, both traditional and non-traditional, are essential in meeting our nation’s energy needs, and I congratulate Deepwater Wind for setting the bar for excellence in safe offshore wind operations while paving the way for the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry.”

Deepwater Wind’s entry was evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Transportation Research Board, and an industry safety consultant.

The 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm comprises five GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines which went online at the beginning of 2017.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Apr 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

WINDFORCE 2018

The WINDFORCE Dinner will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the company of old and new business associates in a pleasant atmosphere…

read more >

Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines 2018

The conference will provide insights into the aerodynamic and structural performance of smart blade design for future wind turbines…

read more >

Asia Offshore Wind Roundtable 2018

The event will discuss the outlook of the Asia offshore wind industry and the potential for local and regional maritime and offshore…

read more >

FOWT 2018

FOWT’s ever growing and international attendance; with 800 participants expected and delegations confirmed from Japan, Norway…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

O&M Engineer Structural

Here at Scottish Power Renewables we’re committed to remaining a UK leader in renewable energy. As well as investing in our technologies, we are committed to investing in the future of extraordinary people like you...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Vessels>