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  • 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 […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Head of Deepwater Wind, Jeff Grybowski, appeared before Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission to give an update about the wind project offshore Block Island, according to Providence Journal. The company is developing a USD 225 million project comprising five Alstom’s 6 MW turbines that will produce enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. Grybowski revealed the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 January 2011

    The process that led to the approval of the Block Island wind farm — bringing with it the potential for a new green industry in the state — … By Peter Voskamp (blockislandtimes) [mappress] Source: blockislandtimes, January 24, 2011

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, have announced that the developer of the proposed Block Island Wind Farm is modifying the proposed plans in seeking a permit to construct the offshore wind farm with accompanying transmission system. The company’s plans involve building a 30MW offshore wind farm and power transmission infrastructure off the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that BOEM has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC (Deepwater Wind) for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS). “This is a major milestone for offshore renewable energy in […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2010

    In the months leading up to this week’s PUC decision, Block Island residents have debated the merits of the proposed wind farm, focusing… by Jane Vercelli (blockislandtimes) [mappress] Source: blockislandtimes, August 16, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The fifth turbine at the Block Island Wind Farm, which had not gone online with the four that started commercial operation in mid-December 2016, is now operational, and America’s first offshore wind farm is now running at full capacity.

  • 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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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.

  • 11 January 2013

    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 […]