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  • 13 April 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A 20-mile long, 34.5kV submarine cable for the first US offshore wind farm arrived last weekend from South Korea to Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This custom-designed transmission cable, developed by South Korean LS Cable & System Ltd., will interconnect to the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm and will transport energy from Block Island to Narragansett. The cable […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Scottish MSP representing the Highlands and Islands, Mike MacKenzie, has written to the new UK Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, calling for an urgent review into island interconnectors for Orkney, Shetland and Westerns Isles to keep Scotland’s leading position in marine renewable energy.  “We are ten years ahead of the rest of the world in wave and tidal power research and […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    In order to verify the fact that its Offshore Windfarm Crew Transfer Vessels were among the best in the business, Island Shipping decided to look back through the transfer logs. While operating for 20 months on Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm, the Island Tiger and Island Panther carried out 37,205 logged personnel transfers. At the peak of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 August 2010

    Deepwater Wind’s efforts to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island have received a boost following the approval by the Public Utilities Commission of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with National Grid. The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved a power purchase plan for a wind farm off the coast […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Wind turbine maintenance company GEV Wind Power will make Rhode Island the home of its US headquarters. GEV will create approximately 125 jobs consisting of blade technicians, support staff and management. “Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and I’m thrilled that GEV Wind Power is choosing our state for its U.S. headquarters,” said […]

  • 22 April 2013

    Island Shipping announced that two of the company’s wind-farm service vessels, Island Tiger and Island Panther have recently completed another successful UK offshore windfarm charter. Both vessels have carried out 120 days charter on behalf of Centrica at the Lincs Offshore Windfarm construction site in the North Sea. Island Shipping is delighted that both boats […]

  • 6 January 2016

    The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has appointed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the new chairman and Gina Raimondo, Governor of the first U.S. state developing an offshore wind farm, as vice chair for the 2016 term. “As the governor of the first state in the nation to develop offshore wind resources, I look forward to working […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Yesterday, Long Island Assemblyman Englebright joined dozens of community leaders at a rally outside LIPA headquarters calling on Governor Cuomo and Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to commit to offshore wind power this year. The Assemblyman presented LIPA with a letter of from the Long Island delegation that highlights the tremendous economic development opportunity that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 December 2011

    THE development of a wind farm in Manx waters could bring in £8 million of revenue a year for the island’s exchequer.   (iomtoday) [mappress] Source: iomtoday, December 06, 2011

  • 17 June 2014

    Scotland’s island communities will have greater control over their local economies, natural environment and be represented at the heart of government in an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond said. ‪ Launching the island prospectus, Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities, in Kirkwall, the First Minister outlined the most comprehensive package of powers for the island communities […]

  • 9 July 2015

    Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced to Islands Council leaders that he has received assurances of the UK Government’s commitment to continuing the Scottish Islands Renewable Delivery Forum (SIRDF). The SIRDF was established in 2014 and has been co-chaired by the Scottish and UK Governments. Its purpose is to support the joint policy aim […]

  • 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.

  • 5 September 2011

    IT’S a windswept northern island surrounded by vicious Atlantic tides and currents. Now the power of at least one of the elements that…   By Frank Urquhart (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, September 05, 2011

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    UK wind turbine maintenance company Boston Energy will make Rhode Island the home of its US operations, the Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced. The Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has also approved Boston Energy to receive tax credits under the Qualified Jobs Tax Credit program for up to USD 86,625 a year for ten […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The rough sea is proving too much for what it is to be the US first offshore wind farm offshore Block Island. Due to the bad weather, which is expected to last longer than anticipated, Deepwater Wind has decided to dock the barge carrying turbine foundations off a pier in the Quonset Business Park to […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Less than 15 months after setting up in the Canary Islands, Langlee has signed agreements with clients, local government, and technology partners. Industrial partners and investors are now invited to participate in the commercialisation phase. Canary Islands Regional Minister of Employment, Industry and Commerce, Francisca Luengo, recently announced that the Islands need this type 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 […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Zuiderzeewind, a consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, plans to finish building the artificial island near Kornwerderzand, the Netherlands, in September. The island, which will first serve as the construction stage for the Windpark Fryslân nearshore project and after that as a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary, is located next to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]