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Rhode Island celebrates component construction at ProvPort

4C Offshore | James Bernthal-Hooker
By: James Bernthal-Hooker 02/05/2023 State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island has been celebrating progress on offshore wind farm activity in the area. Developers Ørsted and Eversource were joined by Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Seth Magaziner, and Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley at the ProvPort offshore wind construction hub to celebrate two construction milestones.

They launched the construction of advanced foundation components for
Revolution Wind and celebrated the completion of components for the South Fork offshore wind farm.

Revolution Wind is a proposed 704 MW offshore wind farm aobout 15 miles south of Rhode Island and 32 miles south-east of Connecticut. Currently in the late stages of the consenting process, it is expected to be operational in 2025. Ørsted and Eversource recently announced plans for
Revolution Wind 2 in the same lease area.

The work at ProvPort is part of more than $100m investment by Ørsted and Eversource in Rhode Island, the largest offshore wind supply chain investment to date in the state and is led by local union labour. Rhode Island is growing its blue economy, creating more than 125 local jobs for skilled tradespeople, and Ørsted and Eversource are leading the buildout of a home-grown American offshore wind industry.

The ProvPort assembly hall will soon begin loadout of components for South Fork Wind, set to be America’s first completed utility-scale offshore wind farm. The 132 MW project, delivering to Long Island in New York, commenced offshore cable installation last year.

“Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and today marks a significant moment as our state continues to capitalize on one of our state’s most abundant natural resources,” said Governor McKee. “In addition to assisting us in meeting our emissions reductions target in the Act on Climate, the work

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