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  • 31 August 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The US offshore wind pipeline grew 24 per cent over the previous year, with 35,324 MW now in various stages of development, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). A little over 6.8 GW of new capacity was added to the pipeline throughout 2020, according to the 2021 edition of the Offshore Wind Market […]

  • 30 August 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to start an environmental review of the Sunrise Wind project offshore New York, the US Department of Interior (DoI) said on 30 August. The project, developed by Ørsted and Eversource, is proposed to be built in a lease area in federal waters approximately 31 miles (around 50 […]

  • 8 September 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Ørsted has posted almost 30 job vacancies for its operations in the US, including several positions related to offshore wind. The positions in offshore wind operations span across a range of fields, from commercial project management, contract management, offshore cable installation and geoscience construction management, to electrical and grid connection engineering. Furthermore, some of the […]

  • 27 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Aker Solutions has won a contract for the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project in the US, valued at more than NOK 3 billion (approx. EUR 309 million / USD 358 million). Under the contract secured with Ørsted and Eversource, the company will provide the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for their offshore wind farm […]

  • 17 August 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of the South Fork offshore wind farm and plans to issue a record of decision on whether to approve the proposed project in October. If approved, the 130 MW wind farm planned to be built off the coasts of Rhode Island and […]

  • 7 June 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource have decided to reduce the number of wind turbines at the South Fork offshore wind farm from 15 to 12. The 130 MW project, which was planned to comprise up to 15 wind turbines with a capacity of between 6 MW and 12 MW, will now most likely opt for 11 MW […]

  • 11 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource have signed a USD 86 million (around EUR 74 million) contract with Riggs Distler & Company for the supply of wind turbine foundations for the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project in New York. This represents the largest, single offshore wind supply chain contract award in New York State and positions the Port […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Global installed offshore wind capacity increased in 2020 and reached around 5 per cent of total wind capacity, according to the latest statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Overall, wind energy expansion almost doubled last year with 111 GW, compared to 58 GW in 2019. Of the 111 GW, around 34.4 GW of […]

  • 20 April 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Ocean Wind and EEW have broken ground for the EEW monopile manufacturing facility at the Port of Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, New Jersey, U.S. The start of construction marks a significant milestone in delivering the largest industrial offshore wind manufacturing facility in the U.S. to date, Ocean Wind said. Construction of the facility […]

  • 19 March 2021
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to the South Fork offshore wind farm’s export cable, which will make landfall at Beach Lane in Wainscott and then run to the Cove Hollow Road substation in East Hampton, where the project will be connected to […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Aberdeen-based Rotech Subsea has secured a contract to provide inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services on America’s first offshore wind farm – the Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island. The contract, which is Rotech Subsea’s first in the US since its return to the sector, saw the subsea, trenching, and excavation specialist mobilise its […]

  • 10 March 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Denmark-headquartered engineering and consultancy company Ramboll has added Benjamin Foley to its offshore wind team in the United States. Operating from Ramboll’s office in Philadelphia, Foley will act as Head of Engineering on the company’s US offshore wind activities. His main task will be to strengthen Ramboll’s global position and facilitate growth within the US […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    US Wind, the developer of the MarWin offshore wind project off the coast of Maryland, has entered into a partnership with Sea Risk Solutions, a U.S.-based business which will assist the company with engagement efforts with fishermen in Maryland and the greater Delmarva region. The partnership will see Sea Risk’s Wolfgang Rain and Ron Larsen […]

  • 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.

  • 15 November 2012

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 28 January 2021

    US President Joe Biden signed a new Executive Order on 27 January, directing the Department of the Interior to identify steps that can be taken to double offshore wind energy production by 2030 and to pause entering into new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and in federal waters. The Executive Order comes […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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) […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Adverse sea conditions have pushed back the installation of the 20-mile National Grid submarine cable from Narragansett, Rhode Island, to Block Island by one week. The cable laying barge Big Max was initially scheduled to install the cable last week, however, rough sea conditions postponed the works and the vessel is expected to start working off […]