Aqua Ventus is presently working on a pilot project miles off of Monhegan Island, the first pilot project of floating wind technology in the Americas. It is one-eighth the scale of a planned six-megawatt turbine.
(Source: Maine Aqua Ventus.Beacon, Maine News Service, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Central Maine Power Company, www.cmpco.com; Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117
www.maineaquaventus.com; University of Maine
Advanced Structures and Composites Center, 207-581-2123, www.composites.umaine.edu
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The demo project will incorporate a Vestas V80 2 Mw turbine and is intended to demonstrate the development potential of offshore deep-water wind projects that make better use of higher wind resources.
The patented floating wind foundation is expected to be installed by the year end.
(Source: Ideol, EBR, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en
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The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and anchored to the seabed. Commissioning of the Hywind project is slated for 4Q, 2017. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, PR, Windtech, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind,
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BOEM also projects that the waters farther off the Gulf of Maine with faster winds will likely require floating turbines, like the design in development at the University of Maine -- see our March 14, 2016 UMass Developing Multiple Offshore Wind Anchorage System coverage for details. (Source: BOEM, BDN Maine, June, 2017)
Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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