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Even Closer to Steel in the Water

What is shaping up to be the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind signed a $290 million financing agreement. The financing will allow for a five-turbine demo about three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island, capable of producing 30 MW of power. Construction of the turbines has already begun with French company, Alstom, completing five 6 MW turbines and 15 windmill blades. If all goes well, this pilot project will be followed by Deepwater ONE, a 150-200 turbine project also in Rhode Island Sound capable of producing 900-1,200 MW and powering 350,000 homes.

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