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Block Island Wind Turbine Construction Complete For The Season

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Construction on the offshore wind farm, in the waters near Block Island is finished for the season. The major renewable energy project began this summer...

Construction on the offshore wind farm, in the waters near Block Island is finished for the season. The major renewable energy project began this summer.

When construction began on the wind-turbine farm in July, it was heralded by state and federal leaders as the first in the nation.

Over the course of the last five months, hundreds have worked on the project at the site about three miles from Block Island. And despite some safety and equipment issues, work remained on schedule.

Construction is expected to start back up in spring.

The project has been controversial among some living on Block Island, who are less happy about the wind turbines, which when complete, will be nearly three-hundred feet tall.

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Deepwater Wind cranes working on construction of the wind farm.
Deepwater Wind cranes working on construction of the wind farm.