Global Maritime Bags Block Island OWF Contract

BIWF cable spooling (Photo: Global Maritime)
BIWF cable spooling (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has signed a contract with Deepwater Wind to provide marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm.

Services that will be provided include a technical review of all installation procedures and calculations, the survey and inspection of installation vessels, the witnessing of the installation of turbines and subsea cables, and the issuing of Certificates of Approval.

Global Maritime Engineering Manager, Thomas Smith, said: “This is a significant milestone for Global Maritime as we look to demonstrate our expertise in offshore wind power. With Deepwater Wind having a number of other potential projects (as do others), we will continue to look for opportunities in this sector, both in Marine Warranty and in Engineering.”

Block Island is located 15 kilometers from the coast of the State of Rhode Island and will consist of five 6MW GE Haliade turbines, mounted on jacket foundation structures off the southeast corner of the island.

The wind farm is scheduled to become operational in November 2016.

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