Off-shore wind farm in Block Island moving ahead

Photo: Deep Water Wind

HOUMA, La (WPRI) – The Block Island offshore wind project is on the move.

Eyewitness News has learned turbines could start going up by mid-July.

This past weekend, crews from Gulf Island Fabrication in Houma, Louisiana loaded jacket foundations and one of the decks aboard a transport barge.

The ship will set sail later this week for Block Island.

Five turbines have been approved for the off-shore wind farm, which will be the nation’s first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s