Ørsted and Eversource along with Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have announced the building of the first Jones Act-qualified wind farm service operations vessel (SOV) in the U.S. has begun, reports Workboat.com.
The vessel, ECO Edison, is being built at ECO’s shipyards located in Cutoff, La., Mississippi and Florida, creating more than 300 new jobs, with components of the vessel being manufactured across 12 states including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
ECO Edison will be delivered in 2024 and immediately provide operational support out of Port Jefferson, N.Y. for Ørsted and Eversource’s joint venture offshore wind portfolio, which includes South Fork Wind, Revolution Wind and Sunrise Wind. Once complete, South Fork Wind, Sunrise Wind and Revolution Wind will generate approximately 1.8 GW of offshore wind power, enough to power over a million homes. Read the entire story.