Wood Awarded Technical Advisor Role on Vineyard Wind Project

Wood has been awarded the role of  technical advisor on Vineyard Wind, the first utility-scale  wind farm located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, an island in  Massachusetts, USA.

On completion, the 800MW offshore wind  farm, which consists of 84 9.5 MW wind  turbine generators (WTGs), will be able to meet  the energy needs of over 400,000 homes and businesses, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tonnes per  year.

Wood will  act as the lender’s technical advisor on behalf of Vineyard Wind LLC,  owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid  Renewables.

As part of  the scope of work on this four-year contract, Wood’s clean energy team will provide  technical advisory services including an assessment of design, construction and  operation strategies as well as commercial arrangements to support the debt  financing and tax equity funding process for the project.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood's  Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We are extremely proud to be  awarded the role of technical advisor on  Vineyard Wind.

“The US offshore wind industry is  poised for tremendous growth as we transition towards a more diverse energy  supply mix. A milestone project of this kind will help support this rapidly  growing industry and we look forward to working closely with Vineyard Wind LLC  as the project progresses.”

Wood’s  expertise in the delivery of large-scale projects, engineering and technical services across energy and  industrial sectors underpins its key strengths in supporting clients through  the energy transition.

Source: Wood Group
Date: May 2, 2019