European wind farm companies hit by US fishing group

European wind farm companies hit by US fishing group

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US fishing group sues European-backed wind farm project

The Vineyard Wind project in the US is being sued by the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), threatening business for European power equipment and cable suppliers

A fishing group in the US is suing a European-led wind farm project off the coast of Massachusetts.

The €2.5bn Vineyard Wind 1 project is the largest off shore wind farm in the US and is run by Spanish power group Iberdrola and Danish fund Copenhagen Infrastructure partners who are experienced with the largest off shore wind farms in the UK and Europe. Suppliers to the 800MW project include Prysmian in Italy for 134km of high voltage cables, the Jan De Nul Group and JDR Cable Systems for over 200km of 66kV inter-array cables and Windar Renovables for the wind turbine foundations manufactured in Astoria, Spain,

This week the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), a broad membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies, filed a Petition for Review today in the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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 “This action is the culmination of many years of conscientious participation by fisheries professionals only to see their expertise and value summarily ignored by decision-makers during the leasing process,” said the group.

“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s hasty approval of this project, which could be the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind installation, adds unacceptable risk to this sustainable industry without any effort to minimize unreasonable interference with traditional and well-managed seafood production and navigation.”

“This is a precedent-setting decision by BOEM, and it is critical that they get it right so that future projects are following a trusted roadmap instead of a flawed and dangerous example,” says Anne Hawkins, Executive Director of RODA. “Unfortunately, this lawsuit is the only recourse fishermen have to ensure the fishing communities’ concerns are addressed.”

The project also plans to use GE’s Halide turbines.

www.rodafisheries.orgwww.vineyardwind.com

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