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  • 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 […]

  • 23 March 2016

    Deepwater Wind has hired Dutch wind power consultancy company Ventolines to supervise the installation of five wind turbines at the construction site of America’s first offshore wind farm, with work starting right away. Anne de Groot, Director at Ventolines, said: “For this project Ventolines will bring in people that were involved in the first offshore wind farm in the […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A subcommittee of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) will hold a workshop on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island offshore wind project on April 3, when it will decide whether to approve the project. “At this workshop, the Subcommittee will render a recommendation of its findings of all the hearing and testimony presented at the […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Water USA has been providing hub logistics services to General Electric (GE) in the Port of Providence, Rhode Island, for the 30 MW Block Island wind farm project since December 2015.  The scope of the services includes heavy lift and storage of turbine components for the first offshore wind farm in the United States, as […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    GE Energy Financial Services, a GE unit, and Citi, a multinational investment banking and financial services corporation, have announced the closing of tax equity financing on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. ”An innovative project takes thoughtful and hard-working partners to navigate all of the ‘first mover’ considerations. We couldn’t […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    On Monday, July 27, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper will celebrate a historic “steel in the water” milestone to mark the start of construction for the nation’s first commercial offshore wind farm. Secretary Jewell will join Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, […]

  • 18 May 2015

    Rhode Island Fast Ferry has signed a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for Block Island offshore wind farm. As part of the charter agreement Atlantic Wind Transfers, Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s subsidiary, will invest over $4 million to build the vessel and provide training to meet the needs of the Block Island Wind Farm. […]

  • 11 July 2016

    Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has signed a contract with Deepwater Wind to provide marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm. Services that will be provided include a technical review of all installation procedures and calculations, the survey and inspection of installation vessels, the witnessing of the installation […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind has been installing top decks on foundations at its Block Island offshore wind farm since the beginning of this month.  According to the company’s social media pages, the first top deck was installed on 3 November and the third of the total five foundations got its top deck a week later. The work is being carried […]

  • 19 October 2015

    JASCO Applied Sciences, under subcontract to Tetra Tech Inc., is providing underwater acoustic measurement and monitoring services to Deepwater Wind during the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm. JASCO is conducting field data acquisition and subsequent analysis and interpretation for short- and long-term studies of noise from pile driving and related construction activities. The […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind expects to submit applications for state and federal permits for the Block Island offshore wind farm next month. Chief administrative officer of the company, Jeffrey Grybowski is quoted on The Day news site as saying that they have completed the three-year environmental research. The Deepwater’s project comprises 5 wind turbines that would be […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of a blade starting its journey from Denmark to the USA where it will be installed on one of five Haliade 150-6MW turbines on the Block Island wind farm and become one of the first blades to start spinning in US waters. The first of five nacelles has also departed GE’s factory […]

  • 23 May 2014

    Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island-based offshore wind developer, is conducting a study of marine life on the seafloor off Block Island that is paving the way for future harvesting of not only the fish but also of clean wind energy. As the company is planning to develop similar projects to the Block Island offshore wind […]

  • 13 August 2010

    Deepwater Wind’s efforts to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island have received a boost following the approval by the Public Utilities Commission of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with National Grid. The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved a power purchase plan for a wind farm off the coast […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind has awarded a wind turbine installation contract to a Bold Tern, Bonheur and Ganger Rolf joint venture. Bold Tern will install 5 Alstom’s 6MW wind turbines located about three miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I. The installation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016. A few days ago Deepwater Wind […]

  • 27 May 2015

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Block Island offshore wind farm foundations at the Gulf Island Fabrications construction site in Louisiana. The construction phase of what is to be the first US offshore wind farm commenced last month. Specialty Diving Services is one of the contractors which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures. The […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind used a construction management platform provided by Aconex Limited to connect remote teams and manage project information during the design and construction of the 30MW Block Island wind farm, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.

  • 23 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction of the first American offshore wind farm is progressing quite well, judging by Deepwater Wind’s posts on social media pages. By September 18, the wind farm had 4 out of 5 steel jacket foundations in place. Vessels working on foundation installation are the floating barge crane Weeks 533 and self-elevating crane vessel Robert. A steel jacket structure […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    When the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued a ruling earlier this month upholding a long-term contract for the sale of power from Deepwater Wind’s proposed wind farm off Block Island, it was a green light for the company to resume work on the project. As the case dragged on for nearly a year, with the […]

  • 14 July 2016

    Global Wind Service (GWS) is starting up the Block Island Wind Farm project after making the preparations to deliver manpower, tools and safety equipment. “We are very proud to be a part of bringing offshore wind to the U.S. and we see great future opportunities for their growing offshore wind industry,” said Chief Commercial Officer […]

  • 26 July 2015

    BREAKING: Offshore Construction of First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Kicks Off Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S. first offshore wind project, has entered the offshore construction phase, according to Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO. UK Offshore Wind on Way to Become Subsidy Free Statkraft has welcomed the latest report by BVG Associates, which outlines how […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Block Island homeowners, Maggie and Michael Delia, have filed an objection to Deepwater Wind’s (DWW) request to have the Coastal Resource Management Council waive a $700,000 plus application fee to examine possible permits for Deepwater Wind’s proposed $260 million wind farm and cable project in Block Island waters. Deepwater Wind has proposed to build a […]

  • 9 November 2010

    Rhode Island’s attorney general-elect plans to halt the state’s appeal of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Block Island offshore… By Tamar Wilner (windpowermonthly) [mappress] Source: windpowermonthly, November 09, 2010;

  • 6 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, has finished the testing phase and will be officially put into operation this month. However, this will be done with four out of the total five turbines running, as turbine number 2 has broken down. The turbine failure was discovered during a test run in early […]

  • 23 April 2019

    The University of Rhode Island (URI) has developed and deployed an acoustic device to detect whales near the Block Island offshore wind farm. MARIMBA (Marine Mammal Monitoring at Block Island Using Acoustics) was developed by six ocean engineering students who deployed it in close vicinity of the 30MW offshore wind project. “What we were trying to […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Atlantic Pioneer, the first US-built offshore wind service vessel, was delivered to Atlantic Wind Transfers over the last weekend. The 21-meter crew transfer vessel was built by the Rhode Island-based Blount Boats to service a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for its 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm. During the ceremony, Atlantic Pioneer crossed paths […]