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Offshore Clean Energy

Wind

for the

South Fork

Cost Effective
Advances in technology
allow utility-scale offshore
wind to be cost-competitive
with a new fossil plant

New turbines, such as
the Siemens 6.0-154
shown here, produce
much more energy than
turbines made only a
few years ago.

First Offshore Wind Farm in Europe
• Vindeby, Denmark
• Installed 1991
• Still in Operation

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First Offshore Wind Farm in China
• Installed in 2007

First Offshore Wind
Farm in Japan
• Installed 2013
• Designed to replace
Fukushima

First Offshore Wind Farm in America
• Installed 2015
• Block Island, RI

{make this Slide #8 from the DGS Ins. Deck.}

Extensive
Stakeholder
Engagement

Environmental Groups

Native American Tribes

Commercial Fishing

Perfect
Environmental
Compliance
Record
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Extensive permit and
environmental compliance
plans
No deviations from approved
plans in 2015
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Expectation is zero
deviation in 2016

Third Party environmental
compliance monitor in place

Protected Species Observer (PSO)
Block Island Wind Farm Foundation Installation

Precedent-setting
Offshore Species
Mitigation Program
Number of PSOs:

10

Hours worked:

2,311

300

Local
Jobs

Local firms and workers involved
in every phase of project

Design and development
Fabrication
Installation
Service
Four RI ports used

Excellent
Safety
Record

2.05 – Total Project Recordable Incident Rate

3.60 –

U.S. Construction Average Rate

4.80 –

Fabricated Metal Manufacturing Average Rate

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Total man hours on project to date: 571,107

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No serious injuries
Detailed project plans:
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BIWF HSE Plan

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BIWF Emergency Response Plan

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Offshore Minimum PPE Requirements

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Offshore Minimum Training Requirements

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HSE Bridging Plan between all Major Contractors

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Major Contractor HSE Plans

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Major Contractor Emergency Response Plans

All
Foundations
Installed

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Each foundation placed within 0.5 meters of
planned location

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All welds 100% tested and confirmed

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All repairs completed and verified

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Inspections confirm that all work performed
according to design criteria

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U.S. Vessels and
Workers Completed
Installation

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1. Lift and set jacket on sea bed
2. Insert and drive piles into foundation
legs
3. Lift and set transition deck on jacket
and weld the two pieces together

Cable Installation
in Process

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Horizontal directional drills for cable landing
on Block Island and mainland completed

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First turbine connected to Block Island

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Cable connecting Block Island to mainland
now being laid

Cable
Installation
Vessel
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“Big Max” arrived in RI in February

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Final outfitting work in Quonset

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Offshore installation began in April

Turbine
Manufacturing on
Schedule

GE Turbine
Manufacturing
Facility in ProvPort
• GE assembling turbine components

in ProvPort
• Three levels of electrical and

mechanical equipment in each tower

Offshore
Service Vessel
Built in RI

• Deepwater contracted with Rhode Island Fast Ferry (Quonset, Rhode Island) to build
a state of the art crew transfer vessel
• Rhode Island Fast Ferry contracted with Blount Boats (Warren, Rhode Island) to
build the vessel
• The crew transfer vessel is a 70’ catamaran with a tier 3 engine and custom bow to
safety and efficiently transport workers from the Quonset to the Block Island Wind
Farm

Heavy Lift
Vessels for
Turbine
Installation

No U.S. Vessel has the capacity to install the 6MW GE Haliade turbines

DWW contracted with Fred Olsen (Norway) to use the Bold Tern to
install turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm site

DWW contracted with Montco Offshore (Houston, Texas) to use two
jack-up vessels to shuttle components from the Logistic Hub in ProvPort
to the offshore site.

Wind Turbine
Installation
Approximately 30
days in ~August
2016

The Opportunity
The Block Island Wind Farm
is the first step to larger
regional projects.

90 MW
Offshore
Wind Farm

5,000
4,500
4,000
3,500
3,000
2,500
2,000
1,500
1,000
500
0

200
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
0

4

8

12
16
20
Hour
Zone K (MW)
Offshore LI (MW)

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Est. Deepwater ONE Production
(MW)

Zone K Load (MW)

Deepwater ONE delivers Energy when it’s Needed

Lowers Emissions and Power Prices
Upstate gets more Price Suppression than Downstate

• This effect, called “price
suppression” has been well
documented by NYSERDA for
wind farms upstate
z
• Because Long Island has higher
emissions and energy prices,
offshore wind will have an even
greater benefit than wind farms
upstate

0.25
Price in Cents/kWh

• Wind energy will reduce
emissions and energy prices

Upstate Avg.

0.2
0.15
0.1

Downstate

0.05
0

Consolidate Edison
Orange and
Co-NY Inc.
Rockland Utils Inc.

Central Hudson
Gas and Elec.
Corp.

Niagra Mohawk Rochester Gas and
Power Corp.
Electric Corp.

Heat Map of New York State Energy Prices

A majority of voters statewide and on Long Island “strongly support” the
development of offshore wind power at least 12 to 15 miles off the coast of
Long Island

Q.
90
80
70

Would you support or oppose the development of offshore wind power in the ocean at least 12 to 15 miles
off the coast of Long Island?

82% Support

90
80

21%
Smwht

70

60

60

50

50

40

40

30

61%
Strongly

30

85% Support
22%
Smwht

63%
Strongly

20

12% Oppose

20

11% Oppose

10

8% Smwht

10

7% Smwht

0

4% Strongly

0

New York

4% Strongly

Long Island

Methodology: Public Policy Polling (PPP) conducted a phone poll of registered voters in New York from September 18-20, 2012. The
survey reached a representative sample of 601 voters statewide, plus an additional representative sample of 383 voters on Long Island.
At the 95% confidence level, the margin of error is +/-6.0% points for statewide results and +/-5.0% points for Long Island results.