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  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Block Island is no longer powered by diesel generators after the Block Island Power Company transferred the Island’s electrical system to Deepwater Wind’s 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in US waters.

  • 8 December 2014

    On 5 September developer Deepwater Wind announced that it received final federal approval for the construction of their 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, to belocated around 3 miles off the coast of Block Island. The company is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for its application […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid has started installing the cofferdams for the subsea cables which will connect the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in US waters, developed by Deepwater Wind, with Block Island. The next step involves a process called horizontal directional drilling (HDD), which creates a boring through which a conduit, and ultimately the submarine cables, […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    Deepwater Wind has agreed to add fiber optic cables to their submarine power cable between Block Island and Narragansett, the Block Island Times writes. Providence based wind energy company is planning to install 5 turbines southeast of Block Island. The wind farm will generate over 100,000 megawatt hours annually, supplying the majority of Block Island’s […]

  • 5 April 2011

    With a demonstration wind farm proposed for three miles southeast of Block Island, island residents are curious about how a man-made turbine… By Dan West (block-island) [mappress] Source: block-island, April 05, 2011

  • 21 November 2012

    The Coastal Resources Management Council has opened a 60-day public comment period for the Deepwater Wind’s wind energy project offshore Block Island, writes the Block Island Times. The Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) will consist of “five 6 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs), a submarine cable interconnecting the five WTGs, and a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Authorities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period until Dec. 31, 2012 for those who want to submit comments on the Deepwater Wind proposal to construct five wind turbine generators and do other work off the southeast coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The original 45-day comment period was scheduled to […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Master Point Rope Access Solutions will be the first rope access service provider for Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, according to the company’s social media pages.

  • 8 August 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind hailed yesterday’s determination by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) of “no competitive interest” for the transmission line connecting an offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island to mainland Rhode Island. “Today’s announcement further solidifies our plan to bring reliable renewable energy to the residents of Block Island and the […]

  • 12 April 2013

    Rhode Island is on its way to become the epicenter of the new U.S. offshore wind industry, Jeffrey Grybowski, chief executive officer of Deepwater Wind, has written in an Op-Ed in the Providence Journal. The company, which is developing an offshore wind project off Block Island, hopes to obtain all of the required state and […]

  • 23 September 2011

      Deepwater Wind announced that it has named Robert Billington as Construction Project Director for the Block Island Wind Farm project, and named Bryan Wilson as Manager of the project. Billington, a civil engineer, has more than three decades of experience in the oil and gas industries in the United States, Asia, Africa and the […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Endiprev has returned to the Block Island offshore wind farm off Rhode Island with 100% American workforce to perform a maintenance campaign. Last week, the Endiprev USA team started working on the 30 MW Block Island, the first and currently only wind farm in US territorial waters. The project scope is to perform a mechanical […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The 20-mile submarine cable which will connect US mainland to Block Island and export the electricity generated by the 30MW Block Island offshore wind wind farm, is expected to make landfall at Crescent Beach, Block Island, in the next week or so, depending on the weather. The cable laying barge Big Max started laying the 34.5kV […]

  • 11 January 2013
    R&D

    The Block Island Residents Association (BIRA) sent the results of a poll regarding the Block Island Wind Farm to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which show that 53% of the interviewed people are in favour of the project and 38% are opposed to it, writes The Block Island Times. The results of the public […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Today, Deepwater Wind is set to officially start the construction phase of its Block Island offshore wind farm, according to Providence Journal. The construction start will be celebrated at Specialty Diving Services, a company which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures for Block Island OWF’s wind turbines. Steel jacket structures for five offshore wind foundations are being built […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The CLB Big Max has started laying the subsea cable which will export power generated by the first US offshore wind farm, the 30MW Block Island developed by Deepwater Wind, to Block Island. The Big Max started laying the eight-mile-long cable from Town Beach on Block Island to the wind farm last week, and the work will take about ten days. […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid and Ørsted have begun mobilizing teams that will work on replacing limited segments of the Block Island wind farm and sea2shore transmission cables to achieve greater burial depths. Construction-related activities will be ongoing throughout the fall and winter, with an anticipated completion date by the end of May 2021. The effort includes replacing […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The submarine cable connecting the first American offshore wind farm to Block Island has been installed. National Grid has completed the landing of a subsea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island, with inter-array cabling scheduled to be done this month.  National Grid’s sea2shore cable will bring power generated by Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm to the mainland […]

  • 24 December 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has extended the public comment period until Feb. 10, 2013 for those who want to submit comments on the Deepwater Wind proposal to construct five wind turbine generators and do other work off the southeast coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. In response to additional requests […]

  • 26 December 2012

    Block Island offshore wind farm developer sad that the completion date for this project is likely to be pushed into 2015, reports Associated Press. However, the company did not exclude the possibility of completing the project in 2014. Deepwater wind is awaiting federal approvals to commence the construction of, what could be, the USA’s first […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind has received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on-track to be the first U.S. offshore wind farm. The project’s lead federal permitting agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACORE), has granted its approval of the Block Island Wind Farm. With ACORE’s permit, the […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Montco lift boat Paul has loaded the last of the components for the fifth and final wind turbine to be installed at the 30MW Block Island wind farm. L/B Paul will depart the Port of Providence and deliver the components some three miles off Block Island, where Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s installation vessel Brave Tern will assemble the final GE […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Kokosing’s Durocher Marine Division installed six miles of subsea cables for America’s first offshore wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. All of the cables for the 30MW Block Island wind farm were installed by the end of July 2016. The wind farm came online on 12 December, feeding the first power generated by offshore […]

  • 28 December 2010

    Echoing a recent exchange at the Island Energy Plan Committee, the Electric Utility Task Group discussed options for reducing island electricity costs should a cable from the Deepwater Wind Block Island project fall through. Task group Chair Barbara MacMullan said that she didn’t think the town should limit itself to a stand-alone cable only. She […]

  • 23 September 2011

    This week, Deepwater Wind began a series of intensive marine surveys as part of the company’s ongoing, comprehensive environmental assessment to support development of the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on track to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm – and the associated cable (the Block Island Transmission System) […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid has begun working on the infrastructure that will connect the first American offshore wind farm to the network. The utility, which will own and operate the USD 107 million connection, has started with test borings on both Block Island and Rhode Island, where the onshore infrastructure will be built to connect Deepwater Wind’s Block Island offshore wind […]