Deepwater Wind Completes 1st Offshore Wind Farm

The final turbine blade at America’s first offshore wind farm was installed on August 4, 2016. Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm is complete.  It is a 30 megawatt, 5 turbine wind farm that will provide enough electricity for 17,000 homes. 

All five steel jacket foundations are fully installed at the Block Island Wind Farm site. Construction crews installed the last deck platform on November 21, 2015. Approximately 200 workers (100 of them local) and a dozen construction and transport barges, tugboats, crew ships and monitoring vessels were active at the project’s port facilities and the wind farm site roughly three miles off the coast of Block Island.

Installation of 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 are completed.    (Deepwater Wind)