Vineyard Wind project takes another major step forward with GE order

After becoming the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US to reach financial close in September, Vineyard Wind has achieved another project milestone, ordering 62 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The Haliade-X 13 MW turbines received their official type certification from DNV GL in early 2021.

The Vineyard Wind 800-MW-capacity wind farm will be located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. A joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Vineyard Wind is expected to begin generating energy in 2023.

The Haliade-X turbines feature 107-metre-long blades and a 220-meter rotor. They stand 248 metres high. One spin can generate enough electricity to power a house for more than two days.

The turbine prototype located in Rotterdam set a world record in January 2020 by generating 288 MWh of continuous power in one day.

The turbines will be constructed in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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