Ventolines Backs Massachusetts Offshore Wind Project

The Netherlands-headquartered Ventolines has signed on as the offshore wind expertise partner for the Mayflower Wind project in Massachusetts.

Ventolines will provide transport and installation expertise on the substation, foundations, inter-array cables, and wind turbines.

The Dutch company has also opened its first U.S. office in Boston with the aim of exploring new opportunities in the local renewable energy market.

Ventolines worked on Block Island, the first U.S. offshore wind project, where it supervised the installation of turbines and advised on asset management.

“We are proud to be part of the team bringing more wind farms and sustainable energy to the U.S.,” said Thibaut de Groen, Ventolines’ Director of Contracting and Construction. “Our formal entry into the U.S. market is the next logical step in our company’s evolution.”

Mayflower Wind is being developed by a joint venture of Shell New Energies US and Ocean Winds some 40 km south of Nantucket.

The offshore wind project was chosen by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2019 to supply 804 MW of capacity with the expected start-up in 2025.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an order in November approving long-term contracts of Mayflower Wind with the Commonwealth’s Electric Distribution Companies.