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.

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