Deepwater Wind Gets 240-Foot Turbine Blades

Dockworkers have been hard at work unloading 15, 240-foot wind turbine blades for the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block Island. The blades are scheduled to be brought to the Block Island Wind Farm site by boat in August as construction picks up for the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm. Other work has been happening in the meantime including installing a 6.5 mile cable connecting the wind farm to the island. Progress on a 17 mile cable that will connect the island to the mainland is underway with completion plans for August.


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