Jeff Grybowski, CEO at Providence, R.I.-based Deepwater Wind, took to social media to inform his followers that construction on the company's proposed 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm has shifted into high gear.
‘Heading offshore – ready to build,’ Grybowski wrote via his Twitter account.
Earlier this month, the project's five steel-jacketed foundations that will support the wind turbines were placed on a barge from Gulf Island Fabrication's Houma, La.-based headquarters and shipped along the East Coast.
According to a construction update on the developer's website, the main installation vessel was mobilized for work this weekend, following the arrival of wind turbine foundations at the construction site. The foundations will be installed three miles southeast of Block Island.
The Block Island Wind Farm – the first offshore U.S. wind farm – is expected to be completed next year.
Caption: A Weeks Marine crane works with two of the five steel jacket foundations that will support the wind turbines.