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Orsted to take full ownership of New Jersey offshore wind farm

PROVIDENCE – Offshore wind developer Orsted Offshore North America is set to become the full owner of an offshore wind farm planned off the...
SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS between the developer for the Revolution Wind project and Rhode Island fishermen over the installation of power cables in the fishing grounds off the Rhode Island coast may be the model on how to resolve future disputes as more offshore wind projects seek approvals. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

Is this a path to peace between offshore wind, fishermen?

Fishermen and offshore wind developers say a recent agreement over the installation of undersea cables for the 100-turbine Revolution Wind project marks a turning...

Revolution Wind developer to pay $3.5M to R.I. fishermen for undersea...

PROVIDENCE – Initial tensions between Rhode Island fishermen and an offshore wind developer over the project’s cable burial plan have dissipated, eased by a...

Supporters tout environmental, economic benefits of Revolution Wind at meeting

EAST GREENWICH – The offshore wind industry has not always been embraced with open arms. But criticism was noticeably absent from a Wednesday meeting about...

CCRI to launch offshore wind training program under state, developer partnership

LINCOLN – If Rhode Island wants to leverage its role in the offshore wind industry to bring more jobs to the state, it needs...

Dutch maritime contractor opens Providence hub after inking deal for regional...

PROVIDENCE – A Dutch maritime contractor is the latest offshore wind-related company to set up shop in the city, simultaneously inking deals to work...

R.I. shipyards chosen to build vessels for regional offshore wind projects

PROVIDENCE - Two Rhode Island shipyards have been selected to build the boats that will transport workers out to sea during construction and maintenance...

State energy regulators to begin final review of cable burial plans...

WARWICK – Developers of the Revolution Wind Farm are seeking to avoid the problems with undersea cables resurfacing that plagued Block Island. Unlike on Block...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...
FUTURE WORKFORCE? Rhode Island high school students participating in a career pathway program for offshore wind jobs ride in a boat circling a Block Island Wind Farm turbine. / COURTESY DOUG LEARNED/LUCKY DAWG PHOTOGRAPHY

If wind-energy jobs do come, state must be ready to fill...

After years of permitting delays and false starts, there’s again reason for optimism over the job prospects for wind energy in the Ocean State. A...
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