Alstom to supply Deepwater Wind project with turbines

Under the contract, Alstom will be supplying five offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt Block Island pilot wind farm that is located off the coast of Rhode Island in the United States. The project, which is slated for commissioning in 2016, will be one of the first offshore wind farms in the U.S.

Alstom has signed its first export contract with offshore wind project developer Deepwater Wind, to supply the company with five offshore wind turbines.

Under the contract, Alstom will be supplying five offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt Block Island pilot wind farm that is located off the coast of Rhode Island in the United States. The project, which is slated for commissioning in 2016, will be one of the first offshore wind farms in the U.S.

Alstom will be supplying Deepwater Wind with five Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbine – the largest turbine installed in offshore waters today. The five turbines, which will have a total combined capacity of 30 MW, will provide around 125,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually, enough power to meet the demands of 17,000 homes.

In addition to supplying wind turbines, Alstom will be providing the offshore wind farm with a 15-year operation and maintenance support.

“Our contract with Deepwater Wind further demonstrates our commitment to the expanding U.S. wind market. Drawing on the experience and knowledge gained from our collaboration with Dominion Virgina Power, we are driving the technology innovation needed to make offshore generation a strategic part of the energy mix,” said Andy Geissbuelher, head of Alstom’s North American Wind Business.

“This contract demonstrates our excellent commercial dynamic in offshore wind as the credibility of our technology platform. It shows that we can be successful in serving both the growing international markets and our strong domestic market here in France. It also allows us to concretely implement the various partnerships we have formed with local companies,” said Jerome Pecresse, Alstom’s Renewable Power Sector president. – EcoSeed Staff

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