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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 October 2013

    A Superior Court judge has ruled against Block Island offshore wind project’s opponents, who were trying to get legal intervenor status in the state permitting process for the project, writes the Providence Journal. Judge Michael A. Silverstein said that these individuals “may participate as other members of the public,” but will not be able to […]

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

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a determination of no competitive interest for the construction of a transmission system between the Rhode Island coastline and Block Island, an important step in evaluating the transmission project proposed by Deepwater Wind that would deliver electrical power from its proposed 30 megawatt Block Island Wind […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Environment, R&D

    The Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Science Forum is taking place on 11 and 12 December at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) in Narragansett to discuss developments related to the Block Island offshore wind farm.

  • 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 […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    In a major advancement for the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind has received the first major environmental permit approvals needed to begin deployment of this path-breaking project. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) issued Deepwater Wind Water Quality Certificates, deeming the Block Island Wind Farm and Transmission System in compliance with state […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 October 2012

    Deepwater Wind announced today that it has submitted its final state and federal permit applications for the Block Island Wind Farm. The voluminous collection of data represents the most comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of an offshore wind farm in the U.S. Deepwater Wind filed its permit applications with the U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 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 […]

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

    The Big Max cable laying barge will start installing the 20-mile submarine cable which will export the electricity produced by the the first US offshore wind farm, the 30MW Block Island, to the mainland later this week. The National Grid (Sea2Shore) subsea cable will connect Block Island, to Naragansett, Rhode Island. The installation works will begin […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has reached a halfway point in its journey to deliver five GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelles from Saint Nazaire, France, to the site of the first ever US offshore wind farm – the 30MW Block Island. The update on the journey was shared by Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Full steam ahead at the Block Island offshore wind farm site. Deepwater Wind started building the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. yesterday, when the installation vessel Weeks 533 and a barge carrying wind turbine foundations met three miles (4.8 kilometres) off Block Island with several crew transfer vessels and tug boats. […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    North Carolina-based Duke Energy Renewables has signed an agreement with Deepwater Wind to perform remote monitoring and control services for the first offshore wind project in the United States, the 30MW Block Island wind farm, located off the coast of Rhode Island. Duke Energy’s Renewable Control Center (RCC) will supply 24/7 monitoring and control services, data […]

  • 8 May 2015

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first U.S. offshore wind farm, has published videos of the construction phase launch.  The kick-off was celebrated on April 27 at Specialty Diving Services, a company in charge of manufacturing components of the wind turbine foundations. The Block Island offshore wind farm, comprising five Alstom’s Haliade 150 6 MW wind turbines, is expected to […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in the US, reported on 16 March that its Block Island Wind Farm had shown strong performance during the winter storm Stella, which hit the northeast of the US earlier this week.

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater wind provided an update on their wind farm project off the coast of Block Island at AWEA Offshore Windpower 2014 event yesterday . Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind said: “We are nine months away from the installation of our first foundations.” According to some media, Grybowski has just returned from the negotiations for […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind farm, on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island.

  • 28 July 2015

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper joined Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the state’s congressional delegation and representatives of Deepwater Wind – the project developers – in celebrating an historic “steel in the water” milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Environment, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind has installed a wildlife tracking station on the easternmost foundation platform at the Block Island wind farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, to assist researchers in their studies of bird and bat activity off the Atlantic Coast.

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    An interdisciplinary group of doctoral students that study wind energy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst held a discussion on the Block Island Marine spatial planning.   The group conducted a case study about the project, tackling various stages the company went through in order to facilitate the development of offshore wind along with the […]

  • 4 April 2014

    The wind energy project offshore Block Island has received another thumbs up by a subcommittee of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), reports the Providence Journal. Yesterday, the CRMC unanimously voted in favor of the Deepwater Wind’s 30MW Block Island wind farm at a meeting held at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Grid Connection

    Last Monday, the Town Council of Narragansett voted against the Deepwater Wind’s transmission line across Block Island Sound. Council President Glenna Hagopian thinks they need more specification about this matter to make a decision. “I want to see what you are bringing to the table before we move forward,” Hagopian said to South County Independent. […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    National Grid, which will build, own and operate the majority of the new electrical infrastructure needed to connect the Block Island Wind Farm to the electric grid on Block Island and mainland Rhode Island, is progressing with cabling works required to connect the first American offshore wind farm to land. In Narragansett, Rhode Island, all of the […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared a photo showing offshore wind towers for the 30MW Block Island wind farm being arranged in a line in Providence after completing their journey from Europe to Rhode Island, US. The five-turbine offshore wind farm is being developed by Deepwater Wind some three miles off the coast of Block Island. Once commissioned in […]