First GE turbine in the water at Vineyard Wind 1

The first turbine has been successfully installed at the 806MW Vineyard Wind 1 project off the Massachusetts coast in the US.

The first GE GE Haliade-X turbines have been installed at the 806MW Vineyard Wind 1 project off US (Image credit: Avangrid)

The GE Haliade-X wind turbine has a nameplate capacity of 13MW. The project is expected to be fully online in 2024 and first power will be produced this year. 

The project – the first large offshore wind project in the US - is owned by Avangrid, part of Spain’s Iberdrola Group, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). 

Fully assembled, the turbine is the largest in the western world, said the two companies claimed. 

“This is a monumental achievement and a proud day for offshore wind in the United States that proves this industry is real and demonstrates Avangrid’s steadfast commitment to helping the Northeast region meet its clean energy and climate goals,” said Pedro Azagra, CEO at Avangrid. 

Vineyard Wind 1 began offshore construction in late 2022. It achieved steel-in-the-water in June and completed the first offshore substation in the US the following month.