Cape Wind signed a contract with Weeks/Mason, a Joint Venture (WMJV) to serve as the lead construction contractor on the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts.
WMJV will install the offshore wind turbines with a fleet of vessels, including the R.D. MacDonald, a jack-up barge that is the first special purpose offshore wind installation vessel built in the U.S. Fall River Electrical Associates will be a subcontractor to WMJV and will perform electric outfitting work for the project.
Cape Wind will use 130 Siemens (NYSE: SI) 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines for a total capacity of 468 MW. The project will be located off the coast of Cape Cod on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. Construction will begin following the completion of financing, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2014.