The first offshore wind farm in the United States has been contracted to be built in 2015. The site of the wind farm will be just southeast of Block Island, and island south of the coast of Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind of Providence had their proposed project approved in September, and they now have contracted welders and other specialists from Specialty Diving Services of North Kingstown. Nick Tanionos, the CEO of Specialty Diving Services has said, “we are excited to begin working on the first U.S. offshore wind farm. Rhode Island is leading the way in this new industry and it is great that Rhode Islanders will be building part of this project”. The wind farm will have the power potential of 30 megawatts.
Source – http://www.providencejournal.com/business/content/20141112-quonset-firm-picked-to-help-build-offshore-wind-farm.ece
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