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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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Block Island Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm constructed in the United States, will utilise DHI's newly-developed multi-sensor bird detection system (MUSE).
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.
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.
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 […]
One of the General Elecetric's (GE) Haliade turbines installed at America's first offshore wind farm will be out of action at least until the second half of February, according to a statement issued by Block Island Wind Farm's Fisheries Liaison, Elizabeth Ann Marchetti. The wind farm's turbine number two did not go online together with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The construction of America's first offshore wind farm - the 30MW Block Island - has entered the final stage with the majority of the turbine components already delivered to the Port of Providence and ready to be installed, Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island, heard during her visit to the port on Monday, 25 July. Governor Raimondo […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]