Virginia Beach Coastal Wind Farm Update

Located 27 miles off the shore of Virginia Beach, local utility company Dominion Energy is in the next phase of constructing a wind farm to provide service to thousands of Americans. Once fully built, the wind farm will power an estimated 660 thousand homes and will support up to nearly 1,100 jobs! This type of energy provider will avoid as much as 5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually -- the equivalent of planting more than 80 million trees. The wind farm will be stationed on a 112,800 acre-lease area nearly twice the size of the City of Norfolk and will have underwater cables distributing the energy back to the State Military Reservation (SMR) in Virginia Beach. With a targeted completion date of 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project will deliver clean renewable energy to the grid with an overall goal of achieving net zero emissions.  

Skanska Construction, who provides construction services in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education and much more, are currently reinforcing a seawall to be used as a staging area for the offshore windfarm. Skanska Construction will be utilizing equipment from International Construction Equipment, Inc. (ICE®) to drive pin piles for the existing seawall to reinforce and create a stronger foundation. Skanska Construction has selected an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Hammer and an ICE® Model 66C Vibratory Hammer to drive these pins for their templates. This reinforced seawall will ensure that material and personnel can go to and from the staging area safely for the wind farm project which Skanska and ICE® have been a part of since 2022.  

Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water, but now they are used to supply energy. The more wind that can be captured, naturally results in more energy. Due to the ever-growing energy needs of society, it makes perfect sense to place these wind turbines in open waters where there is a great amount of wind. International Construction Equipment, Inc. (ICE®) is excited to have been a part of the staging area construction for this project which will supply hundreds of thousands of homes with clean power that will also protect the environment! Excellent job, Skanska Construction, Virginia salutes you! 

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