Providence Journal: First Deepwater Wind Foundations bound for R.I. (Video)

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(Article by Providence Journal) Houma, LA - The first set of foundations for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind farm near Block Island was loaded onto a barge in Louisiana over the weekend and will begin its slow journey across the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast later this week.


Since late last year at its work yards in Houma, Louisiana, Gulf Island Fabrication, a company that specializes in marine structures, has been building the five foundations for the Block Island project, which is set to go online next year as the first offshore wind farm in the nation.


Because no other offshore wind farms have been built in the United States, Providence-based Deepwater turned to the offshore oil and gas industry for marine engineering and construction expertise. The foundations for the five-turbine wind farm were designed by Keystone Engineering, a Louisiana firm, and built by Gulf Island, a Houston company that has worked on some of the largest oil platforms in the world.


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