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  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in US waters, the 30MW Block Island, shared a photo of the jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern easing into place first tower sections onto one of the wind farm’s five foundations. There is just one more tower section to be mounted on the foundation, Deepwater Wind said, after […]

  • 4 July 2011
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      A Rhode Island Supreme Court paves the way for Deepwater Wind to advance the permitting and development of its planned Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on track to be the first offshore wind farm in the nation. The Supreme Court upheld Deepwater Wind’s power purchase agreement with National Grid for the renewable energy […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have announced an agreement that will further protect endangered North Atlantic right whales during the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm. After extensive discussions with CLF, Deepwater Wind has agreed to voluntarily adjust its planned construction period to minimize potential impacts to migrating North Atlantic Right Whales. […]

  • 10 July 2023
    Business development, Technology

    Bristol-based Sennen is working with Ørsted to pilot an innovative digital system at the developer’s South Fork, New York’s first offshore wind farm under construction. Based on Sennen’s technology, the new system is said to help Ørsted plan and deliver the construction of the 132 MW South Fork offshore wind farm. According to Sennen, this […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has successfully mobilised in Esbjerg, Denmark, for the 30MW Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in US waters. Mobilisation included welding of large steel structures on deck to elevate and support the nacelles for the planned transatlantic voyage. Brave Tern is now en route to St. Nazaire, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 12 April 2019

    A team led by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is set to conduct a research project on the engineering of the jacket foundations at the U.S. Block Island offshore wind farm. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded USD 608,722 for the 28-month study of the first U.S. offshore wind commercial project. […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    General Electric (GE) is today officially kicking off the assembly of the towers for the wind turbines to be installed at the 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Built by Deepwater Wind and located three miles the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is scheduled to […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Brave Tern has installed the first of five Haliade nacelles on the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm, the first wind farm of its kind in US waters, located some three miles south-east of Block Island, Rhode Island. The installation of the blades, delivered to the site by lift boats L/B Caitlin, and L/B Paul, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    ABS Group has issued a Verification Certificate to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) supporting the reliable operation of the the Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercial wind farm in U.S. waters.

  • 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.

  • 29 July 2015

    Thanks to ocean planning, America’s first offshore wind farm started construction few days ago. The location of the Block Island project was informed by Rhode Island’s Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). The Ocean SAMP is a state-led ocean planning process that brought together the people of Rhode Island, from fishermen to sailors to conservationists […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Deepwater Wind has received another permit for its project off the coast of Block Island. Namely, the Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) voted unanimously to approve the Block Island offshore wind energy project last night, according to the Providence Journal. The $300-million project comprises of five Alstom 6MW turbines, capable of producing enough […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A 20-mile long, 34.5kV submarine cable for the first US offshore wind farm arrived last weekend from South Korea to Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This custom-designed transmission cable, developed by South Korean LS Cable & System Ltd., will interconnect to the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm and will transport energy from Block Island to Narragansett. The cable […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    “The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed,” Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, informed via social media this evening.  The installation of wind turbines at the first American offshore wind farm was completed today with the last blade attached to the fifth GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern installed the first wind […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in the United States, has published another video of the progress that has been made to install the first wind turbines at the Block Island wind farm site.  The video shows work on the steel foundations that will be installed at the site. Steel jacket structures for […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Alstom has received formal notice to proceed (NTP) from Deepwater Wind, after the US company completed the financing of its 30MW offshore wind project. Deepwater Wind Block Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, plans to install five Alstom Haliade 150 6-MW turbines offshore Block Island. “This is a major milestone and the confirmation that […]

  • 20 November 2014

    ABS Group,provider of technical solutions to support safe and reliable operations for high-performance assets in the energy and marine industries, has been selected as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Block Island Wind Farm Project off of Rhode Island, which is anticipated to be one of the first operational wind farms in the US. […]

  • 20 August 2015

    Opponents of the US first offshore wind farm are trying to overturn the power purchase agreement between the developer Deepwater Wind and utility National Grid. Benjamin Riggs, Laurence Ehrhardt and the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association filed a case in federal court naming the costs as the main issue. According to the agreement, National Grid would […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent announcement about Block Island wind farm reaching financial close, Mott MacDonald issued a press release, revealing that the company was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s due diligence phase and is now monitoring construction as independent engineer in an ongoing role. The 30MW wind farm is being developed by Deepwater Wind and […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. Corey Lang, URI associate professor of environmental economics, and doctoral student Andrew Carr-Harris, said that many coastal […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation today. “The Block Island Wind Farm is now operational, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid,” Deepwater Wind stated via social media this evening (12 December). According to recent media reports, the wind farm should have entered full commercial operation with four […]

  • 12 October 2011

      Deepwater Wind today announced that it has signed an agreement with Siemens Energy to buy the company’s latest offshore wind turbines for deployment in the Block Island Wind Farm, a project that remains on track to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply five of its new 6.0-megawatt […]