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Welcome to Arden Engineering

Arden Engineering Constructors provides engineering design, construction and maintenance services. As Rhode Islands largest mechanical contracting engineering firm, they are experts in mechanical construction and service, electrical construction, sprinkler construction and sprinkler service. Arden Eng. is southern New England's total solution mechanical engineering and construction company.

Arden Engineering has been around awhile. They are well-known throughout the industry and have a reputation of doing work professionally and with their customers best interests in mind.

Arden Engineering is located at:

Arden Engineering Constructors, LLC

505 Narragansett Ave.

Pawtucket, R.I. 02861

Telephone # - 401-727-3500

Fax # - 401-727-3540

For Inquires Contact

Construction - John Puniello   jpuniello@ardeneng.com

Service - Jeffrey Potter    jpotter@ardeneng.com

FIRST FOUNDATION WIND FARM OFF BLOCK ISLAND

Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, which it expects to power 17,000 homes as early as next year. It began attaching the first of the steel foundations to the ocean floor Sunday. The first one touching the seabed is known in the industry as the "first steel in the water." 

"Interior is proud to be a partner in this historic milestone for offshore renewable energy," Secretary Jewell said. "Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island officials have demonstrated what can be accomplished through a forward-looking vision and good working partnerships. Block Island Wind Farm will not only tap into the enormous power of the Atlantic's coastal winds to provide reliable, affordable and clean energy to Rhode Islanders, but will also serve as a beacon for America's sustainable energy future." 

The wind farm will produce more than 100 million kilowatt hours of clean energy annually, and Deepwater Wind will sell the electricity through a Power Purchase Agreement to National Grid, a Rhode Island utility. Project developers estimate the wind farm will reduce electric costs by 40 percent for the average ratepayer on Block Island, which currently relies on expensive diesel-powered generators. With the transmission line, Block Island has no need for backup diesel generators, as it can purchase electricity from National Grid once the cable is laid.  

Gov. Gina Raimondo shared similar sentiments. "Renewable energy is the way of the future. It's clean (and) it's good for the environment. We've got to bring down energy costs and we've got to put people to work."


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