America’s flagship offshore project Vineyard Wind 1 has assigned one of its joint venture owners Avangrid to handle operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management of the 800MW development, set to be the first large-scale array in US waters.

Avangrid, majority owned by Spanish utility Iberdrola, pioneered the US offshore wind sector with partner Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the Vineyard Wind 1 project, which endured a nearly decade-long path to become the first US offshore wind farm to earn its record of decision (ROD) from the federal government and begin construction.