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America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project

America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project

Project Name
Vineyard Wind
General Electric (GE)

Black & Veatch was contracted by General Electric (GE) to perform the port marshalling mechanical and electrical construction for Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project. Located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Vineyard Wind will consist of 62 wind turbines that will generate renewable energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses in the area, while significantly reducing carbon emissions. The project achieved “first power” in January 2024.  

As offshore wind expands in the US and other markets, Black & Veatch’s port marshalling capabilities offer a solution to emerging industry challenges, such as workforce development, schedule constraints and supply chain issues. 

Black & Veatch has developed and successfully implemented a revised HSE model combining the safety protocols for onshore construction with the uniqueness of the quayside environment, including working at heights & marine training protocols. This widely recognized program is set to re-invent the HS&E standards for the offshore industry and includes negotiations and development of provisions related to the PLA (Project Labor Agreement) and craft oversight.  

Black & Veatch has the deep relationships across the supply chain to formulate the most efficient execution plan tailored to the uniqueness of the location, project size and schedule requirements. Our services focus on managing two key parts of port marshalling: the people and the components. 

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