Wind turbines installed at first US offshore wind farm, with LM 73.5 meter blades

    With three of five wind turbines completed, Block Island Wind Farm is now officially the first offshore wind farm in the United States! In June we said goodbye to these LM 73.5 meter blades in Denmark, but you can still follow GE Renewables and Deepwater Wind’s progress during this historic installation.

    With three of five wind turbines completed, Block Island is now officially the first offshore wind farm in the United States!

    Block Island Wind Farm will be powered by LM 73.5 meter blades, manufactured at LM Wind Power’s Pilot Plant in Lunderskov, Denmark for GE’s 6 MW Haliade turbine.

    Once constructed, this project will connect Block Island to the mainland electric grid for the first time. According to the developer Deepwater Wind, the wind farm is expected to save Block Islanders as much as 40% on their electricity bills, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40,000 tons each year.

    In June we said goodbye to these 15 LM 73.5 blades in Denmark, but you can still follow GE and Deepwater Wind’s progress during this historic installation. For the latest developments and beautiful photos from the project, find Deepwater Wind on Twitter.

    Photo gallery:
    1. The journey to Block Island begins in June on a transport vehicle, from LM Wind Power's Pilot Plant in Lunderskov, Denmark.
    2. LM 73.5 meter blades leave the harbor in Esbjerg, Denmark, to make their way to Block Island.
    3. Installation of the first Block Island wind turbine began on August 2, 2016 and three of the five turbines are now installed. Photo credit: Deepwater Wind.
    4. The sun sets on the first offshore wind farm in the US. Photo credit: Deepwater Wind.

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