Wind energy – U.S.A.
In addition to the installation of turbines, which was announced earlier this year, DEME will also now handle the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations, transition pieces, and scour protection for the wind turbine foundations, in addition to the offshore electrical substation foundation and platform.
“We’re pleased to work with DEME on another facet of our Vineyard Wind 1 project because they understand the need to train the US workforce so that we can meet the demands of this growing industry,” said Vineyard Wind CEO, Lars T. Pedersen. “With this contractor in place, we can now build on the goals laid out in our Project Labor Agreement and lay the foundation for the good paying US jobs that will carry our industry forward.”
“DEME Offshore is proud of this achievement, not only about the award of another significant scope of work for the project, but also about the agreement with the unions, said Jan Klaassen, Director DEME Offshore. “DEME Offshore has always promoted cooperation with local companies and local people, we believe in the success of bringing people from different backgrounds and expertise together in one team. We will deploy highly specialised vessels and crews with huge experience in offshore wind and in the same time providing opportunities for American labour force to become involved in this fascinating business; constructing sustainable offshore energy production for US future energy mix.”
As a part of the recently signed Project Labor Agreement, Vineyard Wind 1 and DEME Offshore will closely work together with the local unions and trades to provide training in this new industry.