BSEE conducts first offshore wind turbine inspection

June 12, 2024
Bureau says that its team evaluated South Fork’s risk analysis, safety procedures, and controls.

Offshore staff

MONTAUK POINT, New York – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) says that it has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, the bureau’s first inspection of an operational offshore wind turbine in US waters.

Located offshore New York and Rhode Island, South Fork Wind is the nation’s first commercial wind farm on the Outer Continental Shelf, with an installed capacity of 130 megawatts.

BSEE is the lead federal agency for developing workplace safety and environmental compliance strategies for offshore energy projects on the federal Outer Continental Shelf.

BSEE says that its inspection team evaluated South Fork’s risk analysis, procedures, and controls from the onshore control and coordination center. They also went offshore to observe control, coordination, pre-job planning, crew transfer, and drill performance as well as to conduct a visual inspection of the turbine.