Burns & McDonnell Awarded FEED Contract for Mayflower Wind


Burns & McDonnell has been awarded the onshore front end engineering design (FEED) package for an offshore wind project with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell and Ocean Winds. Burns & McDonnell will also provide market engagement support for Mayflower’s project.

Mayflower Wind won the rights to develop a lease area that could eventually support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind, located 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has approved long-term contracts between Mayflower Wind and state electric distribution companies. 

“We are committed to doing right by our communities and working with local and regional partners to use cost-effective and innovative technologies as we deliver affordable, renewable energy to Massachusetts,” says Michael Brown, CEO of Mayflower Wind. “We have a strong relationship with Burns & McDonnell and value the local experience and knowledge they bring to the project. We look forward to partnering with all of our stakeholders and partners to make this project a successful contributor to New England’s power portfolio.”

Burns & McDonnell has provided conceptual design for onshore elements of the project over the last year and will continue to draw on New England-based resources to provide a FEED (30% design) package and market engagement services for the onshore substation and underground transmission line. The firm’s design will be used to file key federal and state permitting applications next year as well as to further develop the project for the construction phase. It will rely on regionally based personnel and in-state survey and geotechnical engineering consultants to support this strategic project for Mayflower Wind.

The project would help train New England workers for jobs in the offshore wind industry. Manufacturing and supply chain development for the industry could grow to represent thousands of new jobs across the Northeastern U.S.

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Frank Haggerty
Frank Haggerty
3 years ago

Malevolent Falmouth Wind Projects Continue Despite Catastrophic Failures  Falmouth Massachusetts  Massachusetts Offshore Wind The Big Splash aka Big Dig  Feds Need To Weigh In On Electric Cable Routes The Boston Big Dig project was originally scheduled to be completed in 1998 at an estimated cost of $2.8 billion. The total cost of the Big Dig completed in 2007, also known as the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, was estimated at ten times the cost at 25 billion.   The Big Dig was plagued by cost overruns, delays, leaks, design flaws, charges of poor execution, and the use of substandard materials. Likewise, the Massachusetts Legislature and Executive Branch are repeating the same design… Read more »