The developers of Vineyard Wind say cable-laying operations for the inter-array cables have begun and will be conducted through the middle of October. The Jan De Nul Group cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton will conduct the operations, beginning with array cable lines five and six.
The C-Pioneer will act as a stationary support vessel, supporting cable-pulling activities for the inter-array cables. The trenching support vessel Adhemar De Saint-Venant will perform cable trenching/burial works.
The F/V Seafarer will be operating around the activities as a safety vessel to monitor traffic and facilitate safe movement of fishing vessels, recreational craft, or other transiting vessels around the work sites and project vessels.
The first commercial-scale offshore wind farm to be approved for construction in the United States, Vineyard Wind is located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Expected to be complete before the end of this year, the facility will generate 806 MW of renewable energy to power more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.