Vineyard Wind floodgates opened
Project cargo keeps coming in for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm, as new set of wind turbine components arrived in the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The 107 metre blades. produced by LM Wind Power, will be combined with towers and nacelles to make up the Haliade-X offshore wind turbines that will support the project.
Based on the photos released by GE Renawable Energy and the AIS data, the blades have been delivered onboard Roll Group’s Rolldock Sky. It is the youngest in Roll Group’s fleet of 142 metre long S-Class vessels, designed by the company’s in-house engineering department.
Picking up pace
The Vineyard Wind project seems to have picked up pace since the delivery of the first components by UHL Felicity near the end of May. The first delivery was very soon followed by the first steel in the water, as DEME’s offshore installation behemoth Orion has started the installation of the first monopiles and transition pieces. Orion will work with a team of ships throughout the summer installing 62 foundations in the wind development area.
GE Renewable Energy noted that just one spin of each of the 62 GE Vernova Haliade-X turbines supporting this 800 MW project will generate enough electricity to power a Massachusetts home for a full day. In total the project will generate enough clean, renewable, affordable renewable energy to power 400,000 homes.
Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between AVANGRID and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.