First Vineyard Wind 1 Blades Touch Down in Massachusetts
The first GE Haliade-X blades for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm have arrived at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts, USA.
The 107-metre-long blades arrived on the Rolldock Sky heavy load vessel, which is currently docked in the Port of New Bedford, according to the latest AIS data.
A couple of weeks ago, Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and AVANGRID, received the first shipment of turbine components for GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbine.
According to Vineyard Wind, the turbine sections will be constructed at the terminal before being shipped out and installed later this summer.
Located 24 kilometres off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, the Vineyard Wind 1 project is expected to generate enough power to supply 400,000 homes and businesses with renewable electricity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Vineyard Wind 1 will feature 62 GE Haliade-X offshore turbines, which will have a 220-metre rotor, 107-metre blades and will be 248 metres high, said DEME in a press release from 2021.
The wind farm is expected to create 3,600 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) job years, save customers USD 1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation, and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 325,000 cars off the road annually.
Vineyard Wind 1 is planned to start producing power this year.
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