Heerema Joins Largest US Offshore Wind Project
Dutch offshore contractor Heerema has been assigned to help build the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The Vineyard Wind LLC project, situated 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, is the nation's first utility-scale offshore wind energy project.
The project is to generate renewable, cost-competitive energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year.
The contract for Heerema comprises the (offshore) transport and installation (T&I) of 84 foundations consisting of monopiles and transition pieces and appurtenant ESP platforms in the Northeast of the US near the island of Martha's Vineyard. Construction is expected to start next year and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational in 2021.
Picture: Heerema's semi-submersible crane vessel Balder.