Alstom wins export contract with Deepwater Wind for offshore wind turbines

The five turbines will produce about 125,000 MWh of electricity a year, enough to power over 17,000 homes

Alstom won a contract to supply 5 Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind's 30-MW Block Island pilot Wind Farm located off the coast of Rhode Island.

The five turbines will produce about 125,000 MWh of electricity a year, enough to power over 17,000 homes.

The company will manufacture the Haliade 150-6 MW direct drive wind turbines and provide 15 years of operation and maintenance support for the Block Island Wind Farm owned and operated by Deepwater Wind, a leading developer of offshore wind in the U.S.

The Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbine features Alstom's Pure Torque design for optimum efficiency and reliability and its 150-meter diameter rotor provides an energy yield that is 15 percent better than existing offshore wind turbines, supporting the effort to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind.

The Block Island project could lead to a larger utility-scale offshore wind farm of more than 1 GW supported by a regional transmission system linking Long Island, New York and South-eastern New England.

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