Windar Renovables Upends First Vineyard Wind Transition Piece

Windar Renovables has announced that the first transition piece has been upended for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind I offshore wind farm in the United States.

First of a total of 62 transition pieces to be manufactured by Windar Renovables has been already upended in the Port of Avilés in Spain.

Source: Windar Renovables

In 2019, Windar Renovables won a contract to manufacture, certify, assemble, inspect, store, and deliver transition pieces for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project.

According to the company, the contract will create more than 400 jobs at peak production times at Windar’s facilities in Asturias.

The first transition piece arrived at the Port of Avilés in December last year. DEME Offshore US is responsible for the transportation and installation of the units.

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The 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1, a 50-50 joint venture between Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) funds CI II and CI III, is currently under construction off the coast of Massachusetts.

The project, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US, is located 15 miles (24 kilometres) off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and will feature 62 Haliade-X 13 MW turbines, which will generate enough electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The wind farm is planned to start producing power this year.

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