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Windar Renovables' ships out first transition piece for Vineyard Wind 1

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 02/12/2022 Windar Renovables

The first of the 62 transition pieces to be manufactured for the
Vineyard Wind 1 project has been transferred this morning (2 December 2022) from the Windar Renovables' offshore facilities (T4) to the port of Avilés.

Windar Renovables secured a contract in been commissioned to manufacture, certify, assemble, inspect, store, and supply the project's transition pieces. It is completing work at its fabrication yard in Asturias (Spain).

Vineyard Wind is being developed by a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The project is an 800 MW wind farm to be installed 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. It is poised to be the first commercial scale offshore wind project in the United States. The project is expected generate electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

It will feature 62 of GE renewable Energy's 13 MW Haliade-X turbines. Power will come ashore via and offshore substation and export cables making landfall at Covell's Beach for integration into national grid using an onshore substation.
The wind farm is expected to begin delivering clean energy to Massachusetts in 2023.

For more information on offshore wind farms worldwide, click here.


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