Dozens of ProvPort workers have started to assemble parts for the towers that will make up the Block Island Wind Farm. State officials will tour the manufacturing facility Friday to take a look at the work underway.
Construction work in the ocean ended last fall, but work continues indoor this spring at a temporary manufacturing facility set up by Deepwater Wind and General Electric.
GE will finish installing the electrical, mechanical and safety equipment that workers will place at the bottom of the towers. About 160 of them have been assembling these sections of the 95-foot towers. Construction work in the ocean will pick up again this summer to complete the five wind turbines.
The Block Island Wind Farm is on schedule to start generating power by the end of this year.