Ventolines expands into US offshore wind market with Mayflower contract win

In: Windfarms
Ventolines has signed on as offshore wind expertise partner for the Mayflower Wind project off Massachusetts and opened its first permanent US office in Boston.

Mayflower Wind  is a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables. In December 2018, Mayflower Wind won the rights  to develop a lease area that can support up to 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind over 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. The developers expect energy to be delivered as early as the mid-2020s.

For Mayflower, Ventolines will provide T&I (transport and installation) expertise on the substation, foundations, array cables, and wind turbines.

“This project signals the advent of large-scale offshore wind energy in America, and we are pleased to be able to add our expertise on projects of this scale,”
said Lorry Wagner, who is representing Ventolines in the US.

“We are proud to be part of the team bringing more wind farms and sustainable energy to the US,”
said Thibaut de Groen, Ventolines’ Director of Contracting and Construction.

Ventolines supervised the installation of turbines and advised on asset management for the first offshore wind farm in the United States, off Rhode Island. It supplied technical due diligence for the turbine selection, and technical support for negotiating the turbine supply contract, on offshore wind projects planned for Maryland and New York, as well.

“Our formal entry into the US market is the next logical step in our company’s evolution,”
added de Groen.

Ventolines was founded in 2007 by siblings Anne and Jelma de Groot, building on their previous experience in wind projects. Among other projects, the company is now involved in major onshore wind projects in the Netherlands adding more than 1,500 MW of installed power. This includes the country’s largest onshore wind farm Windplan Groen (500 MW). Ventolines is also supporting the realisation of the world's largest offshore wind farm to be built in a lake,
Windpark Fryslân (383 MW), from early development through to asset management.

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