The wind farm has installed 47 foundations, transition pieces, and 21 turbines, with 10 turbines currently operational. This development is now providing enough clean energy to power over 64,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts, with the installation of an additional turbine currently underway.

The Growth of Offshore Wind

Until recently, the US wind energy market primarily focused on onshore developments, with only seven offshore wind turbines operational across two wind farms in total. However, significant progress is being made to expand offshore capacity on a much larger scale. The US offshore wind market recently saw the completion of another wind farm earlier this year off the coast of New York, boasting a 132 MW capacity across 12 turbines.

The Future of Offshore Wind in the US

Major industry players have announced further plans for another large-scale 924 MW wind farm, projected to generate enough clean energy to power nearly 600,000 New York households. This project, set to become New York’s largest offshore wind farm, has received the final permit from the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and is expected to be operational by 2026. Offshore construction is anticipated to commence later this year at the project site.

The project is expected to create 800 direct jobs in New York and thousands of indirect jobs. John R. Durso, president of the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, stated, “Moving this project forward will help power our grid and our regional economy.”

GEV North America

Whether it involves retrofit installations, general maintenance, or blade inspections, GEV Wind Power provides quick and efficient services to clients across North America, reducing downtime and the cost of lost production. We continue to provide extensive support to the wind market across the U.S from our central Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas which is also home to GEV’s North American Wind Academy.

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