- Published: 04 April 2018 04 April 2018
Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, has announced it has entered into an agreement with EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind components. Bay State Wind and EEW will collaborate with Gulf Island Fabrication (USA).
The new facility, manufacturing and load-out will generate approximately 500 annual construction jobs with up to 1,200 additional annual indirect jobs in the local community. EEW and Gulf Island will specifically work on the production of monopile foundations and transition pieces, including secondary steel components, painting, and pre-fabricated components for offshore wind turbine foundations. EEW will manufacture the large steel pipes and primary pieces of the project. Gulf Island will outfit the secondary materials of the project and execute the painting scope. Bay State Wind is a proposed offshore wind project located 25 miles off the Massachusetts South Coast and 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.