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Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million. The two companies’ offshore wind power assets and organizations will be merged into the leading US offshore wind farm platform with the most comprehensive geographic … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

Block Island on Monday will formally throw the switch on a first-time connection to the New England energy grid through a new cable to the mainland, and begin receiving power from the country’s first five offshore wind turbines. In an interview Friday, Block Island Power Co. chief executive Jeff Wright said the event will end … Continue reading Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

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First US offshore wind farm unlocks vast new ocean energy resource

America’s first offshore wind farm began generating electricity today in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island, opening a new frontier for American energy production. By continuing to tap into abundant offshore wind resources here at home, more clean, reliable electricity can power American homes and businesses while creating well-paying jobs.   “This is a … Continue reading First US offshore wind farm unlocks vast new ocean energy resource

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Offshore wind power part of America’s clean energy future

In an op-ed published in The Hill this morning, Nancy Sopko, AWEA’s lead on matters relating to offshore wind energy, took on some misleading claims about the technology and explained why it’s an important part of a clean energy future. “The price consumers pay for onshore wind power has dropped by two-thirds over six years, … Continue reading Offshore wind power part of America’s clean energy future

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American offshore wind power is here

Deepwater Wind completed construction on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Friday, proving to the world that when it comes to offshore wind power, the U.S. is open for business. This pioneering project is the result of years of dogged determination by the visionary Deepwater Wind and their funders, D.E. Shaw. And while the … Continue reading American offshore wind power is here

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Propelling the future with offshore wind power

Huge spikes in electricity transmission rates and an impending energy shortage in southern New England are killing businesses, hampering new economic growth and making it tough for many people to make ends meet. The problem will likely reach a crisis point with the impending closure of Somerset’s Brayton Point Power Plant in 2017. Most of … Continue reading Propelling the future with offshore wind power

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First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. With five turbines totaling 30 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, the Block Island Wind Farm … Continue reading First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

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US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

Construction has started on the first U.S. offshore wind turbines, a small Atlantic Ocean project off the country’s northeastern coast, after years of protests have halted bigger wind farms elsewhere. Elected officials and Deepwater Wind executives cheer during a ceremony to mark the installation of the first jacket support structure for a wind farm in … Continue reading US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

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Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation’s first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island. In this June 27, 2015 photo provided by Deepwater Wind, contractors at Gulf Island Fabrication, in Houma, La., work on structural components for a wind power farm set for installation offshore from … Continue reading Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

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Alstom: milestone for Deepwater’s Block Island Offshore Wind Power Project

Alstom announced it has received formal notice to proceed (NTP) from developers of the Deepwater Wind project, which will feature five Alstom Haliade 150 6-MW offshore wind turbines and is poised to become America’s first commercial offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind Block Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, recently announced it has fully financed … Continue reading Alstom: milestone for Deepwater’s Block Island Offshore Wind Power Project

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First U.S. offshore wind power project soon to reach the coast of Rhode Island

This summer, Deepwater Wind plans to put steel in the water to build the first U.S. offshore wind farm. The company announced on Monday that its Block Island Wind Farm is now fully financed – it is the first offshore company in the country to reach this milestone. Wind turbines outside of Copenhagen, via Flickr … Continue reading First U.S. offshore wind power project soon to reach the coast of Rhode Island

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Offshore wind farm will use five 6-megawatt wind turbines manufactured by Alstom

Deepwater to Begin Construction on First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind LLC, the developer planning wind projects off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, received $290 million in financing that will allow it to build its Block Island project, the first such project in the nation.   “We’ll have steel in the water this summer,” Chief … Continue reading Offshore wind farm will use five 6-megawatt wind turbines manufactured by Alstom

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Block Island Wind Farm Now Fully Permitted

Block Island Wind Farm remains on track to be nation’s first offshore wind farm; Construction activities continue – “steel in water” expected by summer 2015. Deepwater Wind today received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on-track to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm. … Continue reading Block Island Wind Farm Now Fully Permitted

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Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind today announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed … Continue reading Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

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Deepwater Wind to Develop West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Project off Oregon Coast Will be First Commercial Floating Offshore Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind today announced plans to develop the West Coast’s first-ever offshore wind farm – a project poised to become the world’s first commercial project to use cutting-edge floating foundation technology. Deepwater Wind entered into an agreement several months ago with Principle Power … Continue reading Deepwater Wind to Develop West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Alstom signed its first export contract with Deepwater Wind in the US to supply the Haliade

Alstom signed a contract to supply 5 offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind’s 30-MW Block Island pilot Wind Farm located off the coast of Rhode Island, USA, in the presence of Arnaud Montebourg, French minister of economic recovery; Ernest Moniz, American Minsiter of Energy; Patrick Kron, Alstom CEO and Jeffrey Grybowski, Deepwater CEO. The project, … Continue reading Alstom signed its first export contract with Deepwater Wind in the US to supply the Haliade

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Deepwater Wind wins auction to develop offshore wind energy in federal waters

Deepwater Wind Energy Center ‘will be nation’s largest offshore wind farm, employing hundreds and providing clean energy to multiple states’ Providence, R.I.-based Deepwater Wind last week said it had been selected as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy sites located in federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A competitive … Continue reading Deepwater Wind wins auction to develop offshore wind energy in federal waters

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Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

Reuters is reporting that Deepwater Wind is working to build the first U.S. wind farm off Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind is racing to build the first U.S. offshore wind farm off Rhode Island and hopes to parlay that into a string of East Coast farms. The privately held U.S. wind power developer plans to begin … Continue reading Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

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