The latest update for the Block Island wind farm, the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm, has been released this week.
A video released by Deepwater Wind, the developer of the project, shows the first loadout from Gulf Island Fabrication in Houma, Louisiana. The first two jacket foundations and one of the decks are loaded on a transport barge and have set sail for the journey up the East Coast to the island. This first barge is expected to arrive mid-July.
You may view the video at this link.
The developer is hoping to have “steel in the water” by late July. The 30-MW, 5-turbine offshore wind farm is scheduled to be online in 2016.