Barge accident dents wind farm foundation off Rhode Island

First, it was the weather. Rough seas forced the Providence company to push back until last Sunday the installation of the first steel foundation for the five-turbine wind farm off Block Island. Now, Deepwater is dealing with a construction mishap. Earlier this week, one of the barges being used in the project hit the latticework “jacket” foundation that had been placed in the water and dented one of its four hollow, tubular legs.,, a previously-scheduled boat tour on Monday of the project site for U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Gov. Raimondo and other elected leaders and state officials to marvel this engineering feat! Read the rest here 09:45

One Response to Barge accident dents wind farm foundation off Rhode Island

  1. DickyG says:

    And so it begins…

    Ah yes, the “marvels of engineering” eh, Sally? Wait ’till this winter’s gales to see the “marvels of engineering” and the “potential difficulties of marine construction”, not to mention the potential difficulties of MARINE NAVIGATION!

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