On the heels of news that Alstom entered a deal to supply five turbines for Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Bold Tern has been contracted to perform installation work for the offshore demonstration project.
The 30 MW wind farm is planned off the coast of Block Island, R.I. Under the contract, installation is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2016 and last 65 days, plus extensions for up to 48 days. Most of the blade units for the Alstom Haliade 150-6 MW offshore turbines have already been manufactured and are expected to be delivered in April.