Vineyard Wind to conduct export cable surveys

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 20/09/2021 Vineyard Wind

Offshore geophysical surveys are scheduled to kick off this week within the Vineyard Wind Offshore Export Cable Corridor in Nantucket Sound.

The R/V Shearwater research vessel will begin operations on or about 23rd September 2021, weather permitting, until approximately 14th October. Shearwater will be towing equipment up to 600 feet behind the vessel.

In the coming months, Vineyard Wind expects to kick off onshore work for its
Vineyard Wind 1 project, for which it recently announced financial close. Offshore work is expected to follow in 2022, with the first power from Vineyard Wind 1 slated for 2023.

Vineyard Wind 1 is an 800 MW project located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and will be the first commercial scale offshore wind project in the United States.  The project will generate electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, save ratepayers $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons per year.  

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