Wood PLC has been awarded a technical advisor role for the Vineyard Wind offshore project, to be located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Wood will act as the lender’s technical advisor on behalf of Vineyard Wind LLC, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables.
Upon completion, the 800 MW offshore wind farm, consisting of 84 9.5 MW wind turbines, will be able to meet the energy needs of over 400,000 homes and businesses.
As part of the scope of work on the four-year contract, Wood’s clean energy team will provide technical advisory services, including an assessment of design, construction and operational strategies, as well as commercial arrangements to support the debt financing and tax equity funding process for the project.
“The U.S. offshore wind industry is poised for tremendous growth as we transition towards a more diverse energy supply mix,” comments Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s specialist technical solutions business. “A milestone project of this kind will help support this rapidly growing industry, and we look forward to working closely with Vineyard Wind LLC as the project progresses.”