Block Island Wind Farm
Major construction activities will occur in Rhode Island, where local skilled workers will perform critical assembly and fabrication elements of the project. The project is expected to create 300 construction jobs locally.
Connecting Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time via the Block Island Transmission System – reliable, renewable energy that will reduce island electric rates by an estimated 40 percent and diversify Rhode Island’s power supply.
No longer will this beautiful island community have to rely on diesel energy. The Block Island Wind Farm will reduce harmful emissions and provide clean energy for one of America’s Last Great Places.
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm
The first offshore wind farm in the United States, the 30 megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm is scheduled to be online in 2016. Soon, the Block Island Wind Farm will not only supply most of Block Island’s power, but also reduce air pollution across southern New England for years to come.
Block Island Wind Farm Now Fully Financed
First U.S. Offshore Wind Project to Reach Financial Close Milestone Providence, R.I. – March 2, 2015 – Deepwater Wind Block Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, has fully financed the Block Island Wind Farm, reaching financial close on more than $290 million in project financing...Read More
Deepwater Wind Names Block Island Wind Farm Foundation Fabricator — Work Slated for Early 2015
Agreement Brings Jobs for Local Workers at Quonset’s Specialty Diving Services Providence, R.I. – November 11, 2014 – Deepwater Wind has selected Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., a worldwide leader in the fabrication of specialized offshore structures, to construct the steel jacket foundations...Read More
Block Island Wind Farm Now Fully Permitted
Block Island Wind Farm remains on track to be nation’s first offshore wind farm;Construction activities continue – “steel in water” expected by summer 2015. Providence, R.I. – September 5, 2014 – Deepwater Wind today received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island W...Read More
Block Island Wind Farm Receives First Major Project Permits
First of Two Required State Permits Issued; Project Remains On Target to be Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm Providence, R.I. – May 8, 2014 – In a major advancement today for the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind has received the first major environmental permit approvals needed to beg...Read More
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Rhode Island Officials Recommend Approval of Block Island Wind Farm
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A subcommittee of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council has unanimously recommended approval of what could be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Click Here to Read MoreRead More
Deepwater Wind Selects Turbine Installation Vessel for Block Island Wind Farm
Contract with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Follows Naming of Alstom as Turbine Supplier Providence, R.I. – February 14, 2014 – Deepwater Wind today announced the selection of industry leader Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to provide the vessel for the turbine installation at the Block Island Wind Farm, ...Read More
Deepwater Wind and Alstom Sign Major Turbine Agreements for Block Island Wind Farm
Manufacturing of Turbine Components Already Underway Agreement Bolsters Rhode Island Project Hub with New Jobs and Investment Providence, R.I. – February 10, 2014 – Deepwater Wind and Alstom today announced the signing of major agreements to supply the Block Island Wind Farm with five of Alsto...Read More
Deepwater Wind, Conservation Law Foundation Reach Agreement to Protect Right Whales During Block Island Wind Farm Construction
*Construction Period Adjusted to Minimize Potential Impacts to Migrating North Atlantic Right Whales* Deepwater Wind and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today announced an agreement that will further protect endangered North Atlantic right whales during the construction of the Block Island Wi...Read More