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Loading the first jacket foundations for Block Island offshore wind farm onto a barge that will ship them to the installation site started on Friday, according to social media posts by Deepwater Wind’s CEO Jeff Grybowski. Subject to weather conditions, the barge is expected to arrive to the offshore construction site by mid-July. All five foundations are […]
Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Block Island offshore wind farm foundations at the Gulf Island Fabrications construction site in Louisiana. The construction phase of what is to be the first US offshore wind farm commenced last month. Specialty Diving Services is one of the contractors which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures. The […]
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 […]
Deepwater Wind, the US wind energy developer, has fully financed its Block Island project, reaching financial close on more than $290 million in project financing. Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale and KeyBank National Association provided the funding for the wind farm. With these major agreements, Deepwater Wind has now secured all debt and equity funding needed […]
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., through its subsidiary Gulf Island L.L.C., has signed a contract for the fabrication of five Jacket/Piles for the Block Island Wind Farm, a shallow water Wind Turbine project located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island being developed by Deepwater Wind. For the delivery of steel jackets, decks […]
A meteorological tower for US Wind’s 268MW offshore wind farm in Maryland is scheduled to be installed at the offshore project site in August 2018. The met mast will be delivered by Gulf Island Fabrication, which signed a contract with US Wind in March.
US Wind has selected two Baltimore-based companies for a range of specialized services related to the fabrication and installation of a meteorological tower necessary for environment activity monitoring at its proposed offshore wind farm in Maryland, US.
Bay State Wind, the US-based 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource developing an offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement with the steel pipe manufacturing specialist EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind turbine foundations.
Last September in Baltimore at the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER conference the buzz words heard over and over again were “we have steel in the water.” This is, of course, a reference to the jacket foundations for the five French built GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines which will be installed on the first North American Offshore Wind Farm site almost 5km […]
Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S. first offshore wind project, has entered the offshore construction phase, according to Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO. “Heading offshore – ready to build,” Grybowski wrote on his social media page today. The main installation vessel, the Weeks 533, was mobilized for work this weekend following the arrival of wind turbine foundations at the […]
Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in the United States, has published another video of the progress that has been made to install the first wind turbines at the Block Island wind farm site. The video shows work on the steel foundations that will be installed at the site. Steel jacket structures for […]
Queen’s Speech Confirms Conservatives’ Energy Plans Her Majesty The Queen today delivered the speech to the UK Parliament as part of the State Opening of Parliament 2015. The speech sets out the government’s policies and proposed legislative programme for the new parliamentary session. Kentish Flats Extension Foundations Done The last foundation at Kentish Flats Extension […]
Offshore windmills used to create energy are unfamiliar territory to most in south Louisiana. But some say the technology, which is undergoing a big push for development by the Obama administration, could be a new growth area for shipbuilding and fabrication companies. Trade associations, including the Shipbuilders Council of America, say clusters of wind turbines […]
Fishermen’s Energy presented the new type of access ladder aiming to increase safety during the crew transfer from boats to wind turbines and vice versa last week. In cooperation with Keystone Engineering, Fishermen’s Energy contracted Gulf Island Fabricators in Houma, Louisiana – the same fabrication yard that built the Block Island Wind Farm foundations – […]
Migratory birds, sea turtles, jobs and aesthetics were among the issues raised Tuesday night at a presentation by Mark Leyland, senior vice president of offshore wind projects for Baryonyx Corporation, which plans to build offshore wind farms off the South Texas coast — including South Padre Island. Leyland discussed details of the company’s proposal, speaking […]