Construction of the first commercial US offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid, is on its way to powering 400,000 US homes.


Work gets under way: At New Bedford terminal, Massachusetts, towers will be built before being shipped out to sea for the turbines

The 800MW farm is 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard,

In May the first shipment of turbine components for GE’s Haliade-X 13MW turbine arrived at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, where the tower sections will be built before being shipped out and installed later this summer.

“This is great milestone for New Bedford, Vineyard Wind and the country,” said Vineyard Wind CEO Klaus S. Moeller. “We’ve been working together with Mayor Mitchell for years to achieve this and are now finally seeing the result. I am proud to introduce this technology to the US and to see the many jobs that this industry will create in action on the site to today. This is only the first – much more is coming. And the vision of New Bedford at the epicenter of the offshore wind industry is coming to life today.”

“CIP is proud to play a leading role on the Vineyard Wind 1 project,” said Tim Evans, Partner and Head of North America for CIP. “Our extensive industry experience allows us to deliver on our promises, as evidenced today by the arrival of these components. We look forward to many more milestones for Vineyard Wind in the coming months, and to developing future projects in Massachusetts and around the US in the years to come.”