Vineyard Wind has selected Dutch company, Sif, to fabricate the turbine foundations for the Vineyard wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. The 800-MW offshore project will feature 81 MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW turbines.
Sif’s scope of work for the project will include manufacturing the monopiles, storing them at its MV2 facility in Rotterdam, and delivering them on its “roll-on roll-off” transportation vessels between 2020 and 2021.
“For Sif this is an exciting milestone in our continuous development as leading monopile manufacturer,” said Fred van Beers, CEO of Sif.
The installation of the monopiles is subject to a schedule that includes seasonal restrictions on pile-driving activity as a protective measure for the highly endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. Sif says it will maintain a very strict manufacturing schedule of the monopiles to meet these seasonal restrictions.
“By being part of the supply chain for the first large-scale wind farm to be built in the USA, Sif takes an important step toward growth into new markets,” added Beers. “Our track-record as a reliable quality builder of monopiles and our commitment to truly partner with our customers will assure we will turn this new project into a success for our customer whom we thank for their trust in Sif.”