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  • 8 January 2019

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has obtained additional federal consistency oversight regarding offshore wind development projects in the federal waters off its coast, as well as that of Massachusetts.  The CRMC has been granted this jurisdiction expansion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a new Geographic Location Description (GLD 2018) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 January 2013

    The application materials submitted by Deepwater Wind LLC for the proposed Block Island Wind Farm are currently out for public comment. The public comment period is scheduled to end on January 15, 2013. The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) comment period coincides with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ public comment period. To date, very few […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 August 2019

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has approved changes to the policies in the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (OSAMP) with an aim to better address proposed offshore wind farm developments. According to CRMC, a number of issues were raised during the federal consistency review process for the Vineyard Wind project, which the agency […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) staff has announced that it is is currently completing staff reports for the Deepwater Wind’s Block Island wind farm application, with Deepwater Wind Subcommittee meetings expected to be scheduled in early 2014 (January). The CRMC has accepted the amended application for Deepwater’s cable landing in Narragansett as well. […]

  • 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.

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) unanimously approved the final submerged lands lease and two joint licenses and assents for the five-turbine wind farm project off Block Island at its meeting last week. These were the final permits needed as stipulated by the CRMC in its original decision for Deepwater Wind, the developer […]

  • 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. […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has issued the federal consistency concurrence for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The news follows Vineyard Wind’s submission of a commercial fisheries mitigation proposal and a commercial fisheries biological assessment monitoring plan summary to CRMC. The Massachusetts office of coastal zone management is expected to issue […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Environment, R&D

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Coastal Resources Management Council raised no objection to the Deepwater Wind’s wind energy project offshore Block Island, thus removing another hurdle in the  realisation of this project, writes the Providence Journal. The council released a report listing 17 recommendations, including the one to protect the North Atlantic Right whales, to which Deepwater Wind had already […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Offshore Construction Associates (OCA) has won a contract to provide installation management services for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S. The contract follows 12 months of support by OCA’s UK business and is expected to create jobs and further employment opportunities in Boston and other locations in the U.S. until at least […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC) and the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) have amalgamated under the new banner of Beaufort. The Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) at University College Cork was established in 1979. It is a centre of excellence within Ireland for Ocean Renewables and Coastal Engineering providing support to […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    On May 13, Taiwanese company Teco Electric and Machinery and China Steel Machinery (CSMC) have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind energy.  The primary task of the joint venture is to use TECO’s wind power generating technology and CSMC’s steel construction expertise to develop its own brand of domestic offshore wind […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CRRC Wind Power (Shandong) has opened a research and development office in Copenhagen, Denmark. Located in Greater Copenhagen, the R&D office is expected to help accelerate product innovation with Danish universities and wind power companies, as well as strengthen cooperation with local partners on projects in Europe. According to CRRC, the decision to […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The French DOLFINES and China’s CIMC Raffles have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost floating offshore wind in Europe and Asia. The two parties have agreed to cooperate on the commercial development of their activities in Europe and Asia to boost the floating wind sector. According to DOLFINES, the companies’ profiles are very […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Island Phoenix, a 14-metre South Boats IOW-built jet drive catamaran has joined the Commercial Rib Charter (CRC) fleet after a signing ceremony held at the South Boats IOW headquarters in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on 3 May. ”This multipurpose catamaran is a perfect fit for CRC,’’ said CRC director Stuart Hedges. ”Fast comfortable, and […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    In the first quarter of 2017, the Spanish Government will carry out a new renewable energy tender and has submitted a regulatory proposal to the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) to be able to incorporate 3,000MW of new renewable energy into the electricity system through a competitive tender. The tender will be carried out as a […]

  • 3 June 2016

    Commercial Rib Charter’s flagship 15-metre MCA Cat 1 cabin Rib, the CRC Galaxy, has been floated out at the Goodchild Marine’s boatyard on the river Waveney in Great Yarmouth. The CRC Galaxy is powered by twin diesel 440hp Volvos with Hamilton Jet drives and is capable of carrying 12 passengers plus 3 crew. The vessel’s navigation suite includes vessel monitoring […]