DEME expands Vineyard Wind 1 project scope

DEME expands Vineyard Wind 1 project scope

Following the award of a contract to install turbines, DEME has now been hired as a contractor for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project. DEME’s unit DEME Offshore US has been hired by the Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

DEME will now also handle the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations, transition pieces, and scour protection for the wind turbine foundations, in addition to the offshore electrical substation foundation and platform.

As a part of the recently signed Project Labor Agreement, Vineyard Wind 1 and DEME Offshore will closely work together with the local unions and trades to provide training in this new industry. The goal is to have U.S. workers play an increasing role on a variety of scopes of work during the construction of the project.

“We’re pleased to work with DEME on another facet of our Vineyard Wind 1 project because they understand the need to train the US workforce so that we can meet the demands of this growing industry,” said Vineyard Wind CEO, Lars T. Pedersen. “With this contractor in place, we can now build on the goals laid out in our Project Labor Agreement and lay the foundation for the good paying US jobs that will carry our industry forward.”

As a part of the recently signed Project Labor Agreement, Vineyard Wind 1 and DEME Offshore will closely work together with the local unions and trades to provide training in this new industry. The goal is to have U.S. workers play an increasing role on a variety of scopes of work during the construction of the project.

Located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Wind 1 is slated to become the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States. With a generating capacity of 800 megawatts (MW), the project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.68 million metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 325,000 cars off the road each year.

Vineyard Wind reached financial close in September 2021 and will begin delivering clean energy to Massachusetts in 2023.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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