Components for wind farm to be built in Terrebonne
HOUMA - Gulf Island Fabrication in Terrebonne Parish has won a contract to build parts for a planned wind energy project off the eastern seaboard.
The project is being built for the Block Island Wind Farm, a project of Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind company. The Houma Courier reports the farm will generate some 30 megawatts of power in Rhode Island state waters.
Gulf Island will make structures used in anchoring offshore wind turbines to the ocean floor.
The contract comes as Gulf Island, one of Terrebonne's largest employers, works to diversify its expertise beyond the oil patch.
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