DEME Offshore has been awarded the contract for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project, located off the coast of Massachusetts, USA.
Vineyard Wind – the joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) – reached financial close in September 2021.
DEME will also handle the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations, transition pieces in addition to the offshore electrical substation foundation and platform.
As a part of the recently signed Project Labor Agreement, Vineyard Wind 1 and DEME Offshore will closely work together with the local unions to provide training in this industry. The goal is to have workers in the US play an increasing role on a variety of scopes of work during the construction of the project.
Sid Florey, president of DEME Offshore US, said: “It has been a pleasure to work together with the local unions and trades. We are also engaging intensively now with local US companies who can act as our suppliers and vendors. We look forward cooperating with all the stakeholders in the realisation of this first large-scale offshore wind project in US waters.”