State officials mark construction start for wind farm

 State officials mark construction start for wind farm

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - State officials are marking the beginning of local construction for what is expected to be the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Construction off Block Island is expected to begin this summer, and the small wind farm is expected to be operating in the fall of 2016.

Gov. Gina Raimondo and members of the state's congressional delegation are meeting with Deepwater Wind officials Monday at Specialty Diving Services, Inc. in North Kingstown. The company's welders are working on foundation components for the wind farm.

Deepwater Wind plans to build five turbines off Block Island.

The company also plans to build a wind farm of at least 200 turbines between Block Island and Martha's Vineyard.

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