Global Wind Service (GWS) successfully completed the load-out of the wind turbine components for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project in the U.S. All turbine parts have now been loaded and the vessel is on its way to the final destination on the east coast of the USA in the Atlantic Ocean.
The offshore wind project, with its two SWT-6.0-154 turbines is the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. Federal waters and the second in the nation.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy awarded GWS the load-out and offshore installation of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
“We are very happy that our partner Siemens Gamesa has chosen us for this project. We have worked closely with them for many years and have been present in the U.S. since 2017. We are very pleased to be able to now serve them in the U.S. on this offshore project,” says Lars Petersen, CCO of Global Wind Service.
“For us it is important to choose a partner with the relevant experience both from the offshore environment perspective, but also with a
relevant track record from the North American wind market. Having worked in close collaboration with Global Wind Service for many years, we know that they will meet our expectations when it comes to having the right safety and quality mindset,” Says Hervé Bouraima, Global Commodity Manager, Strategic Procurement at Siemens Gamesa.
Once the two turbines are installed Global Wind Service will have installed all of the offshore wind turbines in the U.S. so far. In 2016, GWS installed the first ever offshore wind farm in Block Island, Rhode Island, USA.