Today, AVANGRID, a leading sustainable energy company, announced that its joint venture, Vineyard Wind, entered into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA); particularly, with the Massachusetts Building Trades and local union affiliates. Accordingly, this agreement will consist of the construction of Vineyard Wind 1, an 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project; indeed, beginning later this year.
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Moreover, the agreement ensures fair, family-supporting wages and specific workplace protections for the workers constructing Vineyard Wind 1. Indeed, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.
About the Project Labor Agreement
The Project Labor Agreement also ensures that talented and skilled laborers are available during construction; specifically, to meet the project’s needs and deliver Vineyard Wind 1 on schedule.
In this sense, Dennis V. Arriola, CEO of AVANGRID, commented; “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.”
Moreover, “the Project Labor Agreement is a triple-win for workers, our communities and industry. Besides, it sets a strong precedent as we build the offshore wind energy infrastructure in the U.S. Therefore, investing in the workforce to build a clean and connected future creates strong, sustainable communities. Additionally, it will enable the long-term growth and success of the offshore wind industry in this country.”
About Avangrid Renewables
Worth noting, AVANGRID, through its subsidiary Avangrid Renewables, is a leading developer and operator of onshore wind and solar. Besides, it is pioneering the development of offshore wind in the U.S.
In addition to Vineyard Wind 1, Avangrid Renewables is a partner on Park City Wind, an 804 MW project. Particularly, this project will serve Connecticut and on additional lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Precisely, it can deliver up to 3,500 MW.
Additionally, in the mid-Atlantic, Avangrid Renewables is developing Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind. Particularly, this project can deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina.