DEME expands Vineyard Wind 1 workload

Oct. 11, 2021
DEME Offshore will install the wind turbines, monopiles, transition pieces, and scour protection for the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the US.

Offshore staff

ZWIJNDRECHT, Belgium – Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, has contracted DEME Offshore US LLC to install the wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project offshore Massachusetts.

Earlier this year the company received the turbine installation contract. The company will now also transport and install the monopile foundations, transition pieces, and scour protection, in addition to the offshore electrical substation foundation and platform.

Located 15 mi (24 km) off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Wind 1 is slated to become the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the US.  The 800-MW project is expected to power more than 400,000 homes, and reduce electricity rates by $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation. It is also expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.68 million metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 325,000 cars off the road each year, the company claimed. 

Vineyard Wind 1 reached financial close in September 2021 and is expected to be operational in 2023.