RI Fast Ferry to Provide Transport for Wind Farm Crews

The transfer vessel that Atlantic Wind Transfers will be utilizing for construction and maintenance of the Block Island wind farm. Photo by Seacat Services, Ltd.
The transfer vessel that Atlantic Wind Transfers will be utilizing for construction and maintenance of the Block Island wind farm. Photo by Seacat Services, Ltd.

Block Island Times: Rhode Island Fast Ferry, the Quonset based high-speed ferry company run by President Charles A. Donadio, Jr., has been awarded a 20-year contract with Deepwater Wind to supply the transfer vessels to be utilized for construction and maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm. The deal is the first of its kind in the United States.

The following press release was issued by Deepwater Wind:

“A ground-breaking agreement enables high-speed catamaran ferry company Rhode Island Fast Ferry to commission the first US-built crew transfer vessel, to be built by Blount Boats, and launch Atlantic Wind Transfers, its commercial wind support services division.”

 

Read more about the contract between Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island Fast Ferry.