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Block Island Sunset Aug 18

Brave Tern completes installation of the Block Island offshore wind farm

On Thursday 18th August, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern successfully completed the installation of five GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm.

"The Block Island Wind Farm project has truly been a team effort."

The project has been a great success for both Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and its partners having finished the offshore installation safely and well ahead of schedule.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is proud to have played a key role in this historic first offshore wind farm project in the US. The US market has a large untapped potential, which could provide significant growth to the industry.

“The Block Island Wind Farm project has truly been a team effort. As this project is the first-ever offshore wind farm constructed in the US, it has required meticulous planning and preparations to ensure the safe and efficient completion,” said project manager Eskil Røset.

Brave Tern will now commence its transit back to Europe for final demobilisation in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Fred. Olsen related company Global Wind Service (GWS) has contributed significantly with skilled and experienced technicians for the offshore assembly work under a separate contract for GE Renewable Energy.

Read more about the Block Island Wind Farm project from Deepwater Wind.

Read the case study.