FOUNDATIONS LAID FOR BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM
The seascape is changing near Block Island.
The Block Island Wind Farm is beginning to take shape three miles off the southeast coast of the island. Two of the five steel foundation components have been installed and affixed to the seabed. Foundations for the five turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm, will be sitting in about 90-feet of water. The crane being used to install the wind turbine foundations is the largest crane on the east coast with its 210-foot boom. The Block Island Wind Farm is expected to be operational by the fall of 2016.