July 8 (Renewables Now) - Wind industry supplier Sif Holding NV (AMS:SIFG) is the latest company to join the Vineyard Wind project, having secured a contract to supply monopiles for the 800-MW offshore wind farm.
The Dutch company will manufacture 84 monopiles, weighing 103 kilotonnes, and deliver them to the site off the coast of Massachusetts in 2020 and 2021. Sif said Monday it would have to work on a tight schedule as the area has seasonal restrictions on the installation and deliveries in place to protect the North Atlantic Right Whales.
The supplier list also features Bladt Industries A/S, which recently secured a contract to install the offshore substation for the project. Italy’s Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) will supply power cables for the wind farm, which is expected to use 84 units of V164-9.5 MW turbines provided by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
Project developer Vineyard Wind LLC, a 50/50 partnership between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid Renewables LLC, obtained in May permits for the project's connection to the regional grid in Massachusetts.