Fred. Olsen Windcarrier successfully completed the installation of the US’s first offshore wind farm on 19th August 2016. There were a number of firsts for this project:
- First offshore wind farm installed in US
- First Transatlantic voyage for one of our vessels
- First time our vessels have worked with feeder barges
The scope of work for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was the transportation of five GE nacelles across the Atlantic and then installation of the full turbines at Block Island. US flagged feeder barges assisted by transporting the towers and blades from shore. The scope also included marine engineering, lift engineering, general operations planning, the design, fabrication and mobilisation of grillage and seafastening and lift supervision.