Offshore Wind

First offshore wind farm completed

Providence Journal | August 18, 2016 | Alex Kuffner PROVIDENCE -- Construction of the first offshore wind farm in the nation is complete. Crews working for Providence-based developer Deepwater Wind mounted the final blade on the fifth turbine of the Block Island Wind Farm just […]

This Is Where the First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Were Just Installed

Fortune | August 8, 2016 | Katie Fehrenbacher The first wind turbines to be installed off the coasts of the United States were constructed over the past few days about three miles offshore of Block Island, Rhode Island. While wind farms have been built all over […]

Washington Times: 2 Louisiana firms play important roles in offshore wind farm

Washington Times | Monday, September 14, 2015 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With construction underway, two Louisiana firms with roots in the oil and gas industry are playing a leading part in what could be the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Once it’s operating next year, […]

NOIA Congratulates Deepwater Wind as Block Island Wind Farm Onsite Construction Begins

For Immediate Release:  Monday, July 27, 2015 Contact:  Nicolette Nye (202) 465-8463, NOIA Congratulates Deepwater Wind as Block Island Wind Farm Onsite Construction Begins Washington, D.C. – – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement applauding historic “steel in the water” for Deep […]

NYT: Offshore Wind Farm Raises Hopes of U.S. Clean Energy Backers

New York Times, Thursday July 24, 2015 A few miles off the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began this week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. […]

Planning for Md. offshore wind project gets underway

By Timothy B. Wheeler, Jun. 22, 2015, The Baltimore Sun The energy of offshore wind is beginning to be felt in Maryland long before any of the giant turbines have been planted off the coast. Survey vessels recently began examining the Atlantic Ocean bottom off Ocean […]

Louisiana builder is hard at work on R.I.’s offshore wind turbines

By Alex Kuffner, Jun. 13, 2015, Providence Journal HOUMA, La. — When it comes down to it, there’s not much difference between a foundation for an offshore oil platform and one for an offshore wind turbine. So in 2014, when Deepwater Wind set out to […]

Major financing deal puts R.I. project on track to be nation’s first offshore wind farm

Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporter It is now all but certain that a 30-megawatt pilot project in Rhode Island state waters will be America's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind, the Providence, R.I.-based developer behind the Block Island project, announced this week that it had closed […]

Two utilities opt out of Cape Wind

Future of Nantucket Sound turbine project in doubt as purchase contracts are terminated By Jim O’Sullivan GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 07, 2015 The Cape Wind plan was dealt a major setback Tuesday when two power companies that had agreed to buy energy from the Nantucket Sound […]

NOIA Comments on New BOEM Director

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 18, 2014 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,  NOIA Comments on New BOEM Director  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding selection of Abigail Hopper as Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy […]
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