Vineyard Wind entered a project labor agreement (PLA) with Massachusetts Building Trades and local union affiliates for the construction of Vinyard Wind 1, an 800-MW offshore wind project, later this year.
“We are proud to work with organized labor to make history by building the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind 1,” said Dennis V. Arriola, CEO of AVANGRID. “The PLA is a triple-win for workers, our communities and industry and sets a strong precedent as we build the offshore wind energy infrastructure in the U.S. Investing in the workforce that will build the clean and connected future creates strong, sustainable communities and will enable the long-term growth and success of the offshore wind industry in this country.”
The agreement ensures fair, family-supporting wages and thorough workplace protections for the workers who will be constructing Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project. The PLA also ensures that there will be talented and skilled laborers available during construction to meet the project’s needs and deliver Vineyard Wind 1 on schedule.
In addition to Vineyard Wind 1, Avangrid Renewables is a partner
on Park City Wind, an 804-MW project that will serve the state of Connecticut, as well as on additional lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island which can deliver up to 3,500 MW. In the mid-Atlantic, Avangrid Renewables is developing Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind which has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina.
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