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Health, Safety & Environment

17 Jan | RODA and Ørsted Partner to Address Fisheries and Offshore Wind Coexistence

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind energy developers.

10 Dec | Project Update: Vineyard Wind Endorses Offshore Transit Corridor Plan Supported by RI, MA, NY Fishermen and U.S. Coast Guard

Vineyard Wind today formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that has been previously supported by fishermen from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

06 Nov | SMAST scientists seek fisheries input

SMAST scientists will host a series of workshops with members of the regional fisheries industry to identify priorities for assessments of impacts on fisheries and ecological conditions associated with offshore wind development

18 Oct | Empire Wind surveys pass halfway

Detailed monthly surveys of offshore wildlife in the proposed Empire Wind offshore wind farm area off the coast of New York state have passed the half-way point. The ultra-high resolution aerial surveys will provide crucial baseline data for environmental impact assessments and are being carried out by APEM and Normandeau Inc. on behalf of developer Equinor.

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26 Sep | GZA Launches Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Program for Deepwater Wind

Crew will spend 30 days off R.I. coast drilling and evaluating seafloor samples

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04 Sep | Project Update: Vineyard Wind Submits Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIR) For Additional Public Comment

Vineyard Wind announced today that it has submitted the project’s Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIR) to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA.) The latest report will further ensure that members of public have ample opportunity to provide input about the United States’ first large-scale offshore wind farm.

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13 Aug | Geoquip Marine Completes Another Successful Americas Geotechnical Campaign

Geoquip has completed a large geotechnical campaign for Vineyard Wind LLC offshore Massachusetts, USA. The Dina Polaris was mobilised from the Middle East for this campaign which consisted of seabed and downhole cone penetration testing (with seismic testing) and downhole sampling.

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30 Jul | Vineyard Wind Appoints Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison

Vineyard Wind Appoints Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison Fisheries’ scientist will lead project’s regional engagement with fishing industry