Siemens Gamesa charters Jones Act vessel for US projects

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/12/2021 Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Gamesa has chartered ​the Jones Act compliant Walk to Work vessel (W2W) Paul Candies, which is owned and operated by US Otto Candies, LLC, to assist in the installation of 89 turbines across the South Fork and Revolution wind farms in the United States.

South Fork is expected to be one of the first offshore projects built in the US when it becomes operational in 2023. It remains on track to be fully permitted by early 2022. The project’s joint venture partners, Ørsted and Eversource, set to ramp up construction activities soon after on the 132 MW offshore wind farm serving Long Island.

The project will be located about 35 miles east of Montauk Point and its transmission system will deliver energy directly to the electric grid in the Town of East Hampton. Offshore installation of the project’s monopile foundations and 11 MW Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines is expected to begin in summer 2023.

Revolution project would be in federal waters approximately 17.4 nautical miles (20 statute miles) south of Rhode Island. The export cable would make landfall at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and would interconnect to the electric transmission system via the existing Davisville Substation, which is owned and operated by National Grid, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.  

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