BOSTON (AP) — The developers of a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm announced a deal Monday with Siemens Energy Inc. to make, install and maintain the project's turbines.
Under the agreement, Siemens will build turbines for the project, as well as an offshore electric service platform.
Siemens is also providing Cape Wind with a 15-year turbine maintenance program will hire locally to fill the majority of its operations and maintenance positions at service headquarters in Falmouth.
"This is a significant milestone for this project and we're excited about it," Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement. "Massachusetts will be a pioneer in the emerging offshore wind industry, which brings with it both clean energy and good jobs."
Construction of the offshore electric service platform, which transforms the voltage of the electricity produced by the wind turbines, will be subcontracted to Cianbro in Brewer, Maine.