U.S. Offshore Wind Power Industry Starting to Emerge

A few miles off the coast of Block Island, a new U.S. industry is emerging from the Atlantic Ocean.

That’s where Deepwater Wind LLC is installing a massive steel frame, more than 1,500 tons, that sits on the seabed and juts about 70 feet from the water south of Rhode Island. By the end of next year there will be five of these platforms, each supporting a huge turbine, the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters.

It’s been a long time coming. Offshore turbines have been running in

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