From May 31st – June 3rd, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day, subject to weather conditions, Commonwealth Wind subconsultants Mott MacDonald and ADT will be performing geotechnical survey and borings analysis via the vessel ‘Smokey’ off of Dowses Beach, as pictured in the image below.

The purpose of this work is to study the soil/sand conditions under the sea bed to determine the viability of the project’s plans to use horizontal directional drilling to install cables from the offshore wind generation facility under Dowses Beach to make landfall, and proceed via duct bank instillation  under public roads through the town of Barnstable.

If you have any questions or wish to receive project updates, please contact Pat Johnson from the Commonwealth Wind project team at 857-352-2039 or