Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

(Bloomberg) --The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts. The Interior Department has ordered an additional study of the farm, proposed by Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Interior Secretary David … [Read more...]

Resolve Marine and Bibby Partnership Targets Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Vessels

Resolve Marine Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with U.K.-based "walk-to-work" specialist Bibby Mariner Services to jointly develop Jones Act-compliant vessels for the emerging offshore wind sector in the United States. Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, family owned Resolve has nearly four decades of experience as a Jones Act operator. The company says the … [Read more...]

Second Offshore Wind Farm in United States Now Under Construction

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) --Dominion Energy Inc. began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia, marking the start of construction on the second such facility off the U.S. coast. The Richmond, Virginia-based utility owner is working with Denmark’s Orsted A/S to install the two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles (43 kilometers) east of … [Read more...]

Orsted Wins New Jersey Contract as Offshore Wind Poised to Boom

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey awarded a contract to Denmark-based Orsted A/S to provide power from a wind farm it’s planning in the Atlantic Ocean as Northeast states push to jump-start an industry that’s languished in the U.S. Orsted, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, plans to build the project 15 miles (24 kilometers) off Atlantic City as part … [Read more...]