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    Friday, July 19, 2024

    Revolution Wind generators arrive in New London

    The first nacelles (generators) for Revolution Wind were delivered to State Pier in New London by the general cargo vessel Frauke, that sails under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    New London ― The first generator components, or nacelles for the Revolution Wind offshore wind farm arrived at State Pier in New London early Wednesday.

    The nacelles were delivered by the general cargo vessel Frauke, which sails under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda.

    Revolution Wind, a joint project of Eversource and Ørsted that uses State Pier as its turbine-assembly headquarters, announced in May that it had hit the first milestone along the way toward creating clean power for more than 350,000 homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island. That month, the project began installing its first turbine foundation about 35 miles off the Connecticut coast between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

    The project when fully operational will produce 400 megawatts of offshore wind power in Rhode Island and 304 megawatts in Connecticut. By comparison, the Millstone nuclear power plants in Waterford produce a combined 2,100 megawatts annually.

    Revolution Wind is considered to be the first multi-state offshore wind project in the United States. It is the second offshore wind project to be marshaled in New London, after the completion of South Fork Wind earlier in the year, and the first to provide wind power directly to Connecticut.

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