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  • 21 October 2010

    Two years and more than $8 million later, Rhode Island is a critical step closer to protecting its waters with eco-friendly standards and… By Alisha A. Pina (projo) [mappress] Source: projo, October 21, 2010;

  • 25 October 2010

    The Coastal Resources Management Council unanimously approved a first-of-its kind ocean survey — the Special Area Management Plan, or SAMP…   By Peter Voskamp (blockislandtimes) [mappress] Source: blockislandtimes, October 25, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of US first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind, is making some safety changes after an independent consultant has identified several health and safety issues. ABS Group, a Houston-based firm listed several concerns during the construction of five foundations at the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm. In the report for Rhode Island Coastal […]

  • 25 July 2011

    NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. joined Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and other national and state leaders today to recognize the pioneering Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). This new, innovative ocean management plan improves state review processes and policies to facilitate the development of […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    In a major advancement for the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind has received the first major environmental permit approvals needed to begin deployment of this path-breaking project. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) issued Deepwater Wind Water Quality Certificates, deeming the Block Island Wind Farm and Transmission System in compliance with state […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have announced an agreement that will further protect endangered North Atlantic right whales during the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm. After extensive discussions with CLF, Deepwater Wind has agreed to voluntarily adjust its planned construction period to minimize potential impacts to migrating North Atlantic Right Whales. […]

  • 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. […]