Dutch renewable energy service provider Ventolines is to provide offshore wind expertise for the Mayflower Wind offshore windfarm off Massachusetts and has opened an office in Boston
Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell New Energies and Ocean Winds, the offshore wind collaboration between EDP Renewables and Engie, is utilising a federal lease area about 48 km south of Martha’s Vineyard and 37 km south of Nantucket. It has power purchase agreements in place with utilities in Massachusetts for 804 MW of generating capacity.
Ventolines will provide Mayflower Wind with transport and installation expertise for the substation, foundations, array cables and wind turbines for the project.
Ventolines supervised the installation of the turbines and advised on asset management for the first offshore windfarm in the US, the Block Island project offshore Rhode Island. It has also provided technical due diligence services for turbine selection and technical support for other offshore wind projects in the US, in Maryland and New York.
Ventolines director of contracting and construction Thibaut de Groen said, “Our formal entry into the US market is the next logical step in our evolution.
“From our new office in Boston, we will explore opportunities in the US market, which are plentiful, given that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has awarded 16 leases for offshore windfarms from Massachusetts to North Carolina.”
“We have a skilled team with the knowledge and experience to guarantee a reliable, high-quality result. And we are inventive. We always come up with a suitable solution that works for everyone.”