Wind farm turbine towers revealed

Components being assembled at ProvPort
Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:30am

While National Grid digs up the sand and earth to lay the groundwork for the cable installation on Block Island, at the Port of Providence sections of the wind farm's five turbine towers are being assembled. 

The 95-foot tall turbine towers were on display as Deepwater Wind and General Electric Renewable Energy invited officials for a tour of their temporary assembly hub at ProvPort on Friday, March 18.

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski, who said he was excited to be working with GE on the project, escorted Gov. Gina Raimondo onto the platform for a tour of one of the turbine tower sections. 

Raimondo remarked that the gusting wind was symbolic and that GE's presence on the project had created jobs for Rhode Island workers. 

General Electric Renewable Energy CEO Anders Soe-Jensen said he was proud to be creating history by constructing the nation's first offshore wind farm. 

Learn more about this story in this week's edition of The Block Island Times.