Vineyard Wind has turned to Bladt Industries to fabricate the offshore substation for what will be the first utility-scale offshore windfarm in the US
Vineyard Wind, the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables company, has turned to Bladt Industries to fabricate the offshore substation for what will be the first utility-scale offshore windfarm in the US.
Bladt has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the 3,000-tonne offshore substation and 1,500-tonne jacket foundation.
Bladt Industries will execute the project in close co-operation with Semco Maritime and ISC Engineering. Design work is already underway at ISC Engineering and the electrical system work will be undertaken by Semco Maritime.
Vineyard Wind’s 800-MW offshore windfarm will be built approximately 22 km south of Martha’s Vineyard and 56 km off the coast of the Massachusetts mainland. Once operational, it will provide enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes.
Bladt Industries chief executive officer Steen Mortensen said the deal was an important stepping-stone for Bladt Industries into the US offshore wind market, a market he described as having “tremendous potential.”
Mr Mortensen said, “We see this contract as a prerequisite for developing a future platform for collaboration in the US market. We are looking forward to develop our offerings together with local fabricators and partners in the US.”
Bladt Industries chief sales officer Nils Overgaard said the company “will utilise the local supply chain in terms of supplies, consultancy and implementation.” He said Bladt is engaging local companies as partners or sub-suppliers and sees this as a vital part of its strategy in the US offshore wind market.