At a private tour at ProvPort, state officials got a close look at blades that will eventually spin at the Block Island Wind Farm, contracted to the company Deepwater Wind.
The 15 blades are each more than 240 feet long and weigh an impressive 29 tons. Several tower components of the five-turbine project have also arrived at ProvPort.
“Those 15 towers collectively are about 260 feet tall and weigh about 450 tons,” said Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski. “You get the idea that this is a really big, complicated construction project.”