Iberdrola Vineyards moves forward with the construction of Wind I, the largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States. Company receives first shipment of components at the Port of New Bedford 62 wind turbine From which the park will be made. Specifically, these are tower blocks manufactured in Portugal.
The tower – the base of the turbine that sits on top of the yellow transition – will be reached in three sections. Once ashore, they will be installed in port before being partially assembled and loaded onto a special barge that will transport the parts to the park site starting in the summer. Single Wind Turbine Assembly in New Bedford will create 100 jobs,
Once construction is complete and operational, the project, located 15 miles (about 24 km) south of Martha’s Vineyard and 34 miles (about 55 km) south of Cape Cod Peninsula, will be a 800 MW powerthat will produce enough clean energy to meet the energy needs of over 400,000 homes more companies of the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. will also prevent the release of the project more than 1.6 million tons of CO2 per yearequivalent to remove 325,000 vehicles Of the roads
Vineyard Wind I project, which is expected to begin construction in 2021 and Will come into force in 2024will involve an investment of 3 billion dollarsGuaranteed contracts with the three main power companies in the state.
contribution to employment
Contribute to the creation of Vineyard Wind 3,600 jobs full time equivalent. Among them, originated in the Spanish company Winder RenewablesOne of the main suppliers of the project.
Lady of Heaven sent the first six transition pieces from Aviles last month. contract, the amount of which is approx. €100 millionthe park will provide 62 Transition Pieces they are assuming near composition 400 jobs (500 at max occupancy) at its facilities in Asturias.
Parks will also be included 62 turbines -Each of them as tall as the Torre de Cristal, the tallest skyscraper in Spain and the fourth in the European Union-. And with the blade the length of a football field.
Wind turbine generators, models Holiday-X and manufactured by General Electric, have up to 13 MW power, and is the most powerful to date. each of them can save 52,000 tonnes of CO2 per year And in one gulp—38,000 square meters—it can generate the energy needed for a household to last more than two days.
Iberdrola, through Avangrid Renewables, participates simultaneously in the development of the park Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) Through 50/50 joint venture. Once the construction of the park is complete and its commercial operation begins, Iberdrola will lead the exploitation phase of the project and will be responsible for controlling the operation and management of the facility.
Services provided by Iberdrola to the project include management of operations, supervision of works such as maintenance of turbines, cables and substations, coordination of contractors, control center services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, marketing and asset management.
Pioneers in Offshore Wind
Two decades back, the group was a pioneer in onshore wind power and now, it is also a leader in offshore wind power, which is one of the biggest drivers of growth for the company. At the end of the first quarter of 2023, it was 1,258 MW offshore in operation and 5,500 MW Secured with long-term contracts under construction, which will be operational before 2027, thanks to the investment 30,000 million euros around the world during this decade.
In addition to the Vineyard Wind I project in the United States, through Avangrid, Iberdrola owns 100% of Commonwealth Wind (1,200 MW in Massachusetts), Park City Wind (804 MW in Connecticut) and Kitty Hawk Wind (2,500 MW onshore) . of North Carolina). Overall, the forecast for the group is 5,000 MW Offshore wind energy off the East Coast of the United States, enough to power over two million homes,
The company’s commitment to renewables is reflected in a record investment plan of €47,000 million over the period 2023-2025, of which it will allocate to the renewable energy business 17,000 million, these investments will increase 12,100 MW Installed renewable capacity, up to 52,000 MW In 2025—6,300 MW photovoltaic, 3,100 MW onshore wind, 1,800 MW offshore, 700 MW battery and 200 MW hydro.