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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    Deepwater Wind has agreed to add fiber optic cables to their submarine power cable between Block Island and Narragansett, the Block Island Times writes. Providence based wind energy company is planning to install 5 turbines southeast of Block Island. The wind farm will generate over 100,000 megawatt hours annually, supplying the majority of Block Island’s […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 11 January 2013
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 16 May 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The CLB Big Max has started laying the subsea cable which will export power generated by the first US offshore wind farm, the 30MW Block Island developed by Deepwater Wind, to Block Island. The Big Max started laying the eight-mile-long cable from Town Beach on Block Island to the wind farm last week, and the work will take about ten days. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Montco lift boat Paul has loaded the last of the components for the fifth and final wind turbine to be installed at the 30MW Block Island wind farm. L/B Paul will depart the Port of Providence and deliver the components some three miles off Block Island, where Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s installation vessel Brave Tern will assemble the final GE […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Kokosing’s Durocher Marine Division installed six miles of subsea cables for America’s first offshore wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. All of the cables for the 30MW Block Island wind farm were installed by the end of July 2016. The wind farm came online on 12 December, feeding the first power generated by offshore […]

  • 28 December 2010

    Echoing a recent exchange at the Island Energy Plan Committee, the Electric Utility Task Group discussed options for reducing island electricity costs should a cable from the Deepwater Wind Block Island project fall through. Task group Chair Barbara MacMullan said that she didn’t think the town should limit itself to a stand-alone cable only. She […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 July 2015

    LOC Houston has been named marine surveyor for America’s first 30 MW offshore wind farm offshore Block Island. This project will connect Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time, reducing island electric rates and diversifying Rhode Island’s power supply, while creating 300 local construction jobs. Andrew Hughes, LOC’s Vice President of Energy said: “This represents […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The first jacket foundation has been installed three miles (4.8 km) off the Block Island coast yesterday afternoon representing the first steel in the water for Deepwater Wind’s 30 MW project. According to CEO Jeff Grybowski, the 400 ton lift was conducted by the floating barge crane, Weeks 533, as “smooth as silk.” Even though the […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s installation vessel Brave Tern has installed three of the five GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm. This is the first offshore wind farm to be installed in US waters and the first project Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has worked on outside of Europe. “The first turbine on this landmark […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Big Max cable lay vessel has completed installation of all cables for the 30MW Block Island wind farm project, including the four inter-array cables connecting the five wind turbine foundations and the export cable connecting the wind farm to a new substation on Block Island, according to Deepwater Wind. National Grid completed the installation […]