First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London

First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London

Photo: Ørsted

The first shipment of wind turbine blades for Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork wind project sailed into New London, Connecticut. UHL Fierce was the heavy-lift MPP vessel that brought the cargo in. 

The delivery of the wind blades, each over 300 feet (91.5 metres) long, longer than a football field, follows shortly after Boskalis’ Bokalift 2 installed the offshore substation. That event also came only a month after the first steel for the South Fork wind project was in the water.

First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London
Photo: Ørsted

These blades will power 12 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW turbines that will provide clean, renewable energy to tens of thousands of New York homes.

First approved by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in 2017, South Fork Wind was selected under a 2015 request for proposals to address growing energy needs on the east end of Long Island. The 12-turbine project is set to be operational before the end of 2023.

The project is one of five offshore wind projects New York State has in active development, the largest portfolio in the nation. This current portfolio totals more than 4,300 megawatts and will power more than 2.4 million New York homes, and it is expected to bring a combined economic impact of $12.1 billion to the state.

Care to learn more about the offshore wind projects boom and the investment into the supporting infrastructure, ports, installation vessels and transport solutions? Then join us at Project Cargo Summit on September 6-7, in Bremen. Spots are limited, don’t miss out on yours, register here!

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First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London

First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London

Photo: Ørsted

The first shipment of wind turbine blades for Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork wind project sailed into New London, Connecticut. UHL Fierce was the heavy-lift MPP vessel that brought the cargo in. 

The delivery of the wind blades, each over 300 feet (91.5 metres) long, longer than a football field, follows shortly after Boskalis’ Bokalift 2 installed the offshore substation. That event also came only a month after the first steel for the South Fork wind project was in the water.

First blades for South Fork wind project reach New London
Photo: Ørsted

These blades will power 12 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW turbines that will provide clean, renewable energy to tens of thousands of New York homes.

First approved by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in 2017, South Fork Wind was selected under a 2015 request for proposals to address growing energy needs on the east end of Long Island. The 12-turbine project is set to be operational before the end of 2023.

The project is one of five offshore wind projects New York State has in active development, the largest portfolio in the nation. This current portfolio totals more than 4,300 megawatts and will power more than 2.4 million New York homes, and it is expected to bring a combined economic impact of $12.1 billion to the state.

Care to learn more about the offshore wind projects boom and the investment into the supporting infrastructure, ports, installation vessels and transport solutions? Then join us at Project Cargo Summit on September 6-7, in Bremen. Spots are limited, don’t miss out on yours, register here!

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