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First “Vineyard Wind” turbine ships out of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal


On Wednesday, September 7th around 2pm the first GE Haliade-X Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) was seen passing through the New Bedford Harbor. The Marmac in New Bedford is one of only two barges in existence capable of transporting in an upright position GE’s massive Haliade-X turbine components.

“It may look easy, but the safe transportation of these components miles over the open water is no small feat,” said Vineyard Wind CEO Klaus S. Moeller. “While we’ve had many firsts, once this turbine is installed, it will stand as a proud symbol of American’s energy transition.”

When these massive parts are constructed, the turbine will rise more than 700 feet tall located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.

“The development of the first GE Haliade-X wind turbines from the Port of New Bedford to the Vineyard Wind project site is an important project milestone and another historic first for our Port, said Mayor Jon Mitchell. “It is yet another demonstration of New Bedford’s capacity to support the staging of wind projects.”

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