Cape Wind offshore wind farm gains foundation developer

Ramboll is leading the team of consultants, including U.S. –based companies Keystone Engineering and PMSS, to design the foundations for the wind power project.

The project plans to use 130 Siemens (NYSE: SI) wind turbines, each with a 3.6 MW capacity. It is expected to begin construction in 2013 and complete it by 2015. In March 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a six-year, $180 million initiative for the development of offshore wind energy.

Cape Wind is America’s first offshore wind farm to secure Federal and State approval and to be issued a lease to operate by the Federal Government. Cape Wind will create jobs and promote greater energy independence and a cleaner environment. Cape Wind will also establish Massachusetts as a leader in offshore wind power.