Who will build the project?
The project will be built through a collaboration of multiple contractors and sub-contractors, acting through an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) strategy, under which the manufacture and installation of various components are bundled. Suppliers will manufacture components such as wind turbines, foundations, and cables, and specialist transportation and installation contractors will bring components to site and install. Mayflower Wind will oversee and manage all activities as the owner-operator.
When will the project begin construction?
Mayflower Wind is working to obtain the necessary local, state, regional, and federal permits and approvals to start construction. These efforts have been, and will continue to be, pursued with input from stakeholders and local communities to ensure a safe, reliable, and responsible project.
What ports will the project use?
Mayflower Wind has signed a lease option with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to utilize the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment base.
The project is reviewing other cost-effective locations for staging, assembling, and deployment. Key criteria include size, air draft, horizontal clearance and depth at berth. In addition, Mayflower Wind is evaluating potential locations to serve as operations and maintenance (O&M) bases for the service operations vessel and crew transfer vessels.
How will the project minimize traffic congestion during construction?
Mayflower Wind recognizes that infrastructure projects affect local activities during construction, and we are committed to working cooperatively with state and local officials to minimize impacts on road use and traffic. Mayflower Wind and its contractors will work with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Falmouth Department of Public Works to plan road use during construction.
How will Mayflower Wind avoid conflicts with other harbor users due to the increase in vessel use?
Mayflower Wind draws from its parent companies’ 50+ years of experience with offshore operations in the US and Europe, and will leverage that knowledge and experience to manage logistics during development, construction, and operations phases. Mayflower Wind will coordinate and communicate project activity with local port authorities, mariners, and vessel operators.
What types of skills and services are needed during construction?
A wide range of skills and services support the construction of an offshore wind project. This varies from pilots, welders, electricians, crane operators, and mechanics to environmental specialists, health and safety trainers, and engineers.