Virginia is looking for plans to create an infrastructure blueprint for offshore wind energy – a move local advocates and experts say could lead to more development and larger projects.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced May 22 the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy was looking for proposals. Hampton Roads – with its port infrastructure and workforce – was touted by Northam as an ideal location for wind energy.
“Virginia should be the prime location for the offshore wind industry, from the supply chain to the full build-out of our offshore wind assets off the coast,” Northam said in the release.
All stakeholders have an interest in building on the experience of existing projects to reduce investment cost, streamline the project development process and build high performing projects. From 2014 through 2016, ABS Group served as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Block Island project, the first commercial offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. In this role, we provided an independent third-party assessment of the design, fabrication and installation of the wind farm on behalf of the client.
China's largest wind turbine installation vessel, the "Longyuan Zhenhua 3", could boost international cooperation in the South China Sea, experts said Sunday.
The vessel, which went into trial service on Sunday in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu Province, has a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons, making it the largest of this kind in the world, currently, news site people.cn reported.
Operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, the 30 MW wind farm consists of five 6 MW turbines and is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.
Constructing offshore wind turbines in port rather than onsite in variable conditions has been found to be the most cost-effective method, according to research published this week by researchers from the University of Delaware.
Developers say there are numerous factors which show the Titan Wind Turbine Platform superior to other foundations for offshore wind turbines in water depths over 50 feet. This section discusses all the related factors, evaluates each factor and determines a relative score. The overall cost of installing and operating an offshore wind turbine is the basic consideration. Comments and discussion of each area of concern are given below and given a weighted evaluation: