Wind Power: Lawrence-Lynch wins $15MM Cape Wind contract

Lawrence-Lynch has signed a contract for construction work on the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Massachusetts. Lawrence-Lynch will provide the upland construction work required to bury Cape Wind’s electric cables and building a conduit between the project's land and submerged ocean cables. The deal is valued at $15 million.

The planned 130-turbine renewable energy scheme is slated to be America's first offshore wind farm. The $2.6 million Cape Wind project was first proposed in 2011, but has been delayed due to governmental review. Construction on the project is expected to begin this year with power being generated from the turbines by 2015.

"We are delighted to be working with an experienced Cape Cod contractor that can play this important role in building America's first offshore wind farm," said Jim Gordon, Cape Wind president.

Lawrence-Lynch President Chris Lynch also voiced support for the project.

"This commitment from Cape Wind provides us a great opportunity to both retain and add to our current employment structure, securing work for both management and the trades," he said.

More information on the offshore wind industry can be found at PennEnergy's research area

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