Archives September 2015


September 2015


Is the Tide Finally Turning for Offshore Wind in the United States?

For more than a decade, offshore wind has been viewed as the next big thing in the U.S. energy mix. In Europe, billions of euros have been invested in 82 offshore wind farms — 10.4 GW of capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) — roughly equivalent to the power production of 10 […]
Jeffrey M. Karp, Jim Wrathall, Van P. Hilderbrand Jr.

Historic Milestone for America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Block Island Wind Farm completes and installs first of five steel foundation jackets

In a historic moment for the American offshore wind industry, the Block Island Wind Farm has reached its “steel in the water” milestone with the installation of the first wind farm foundation component. Deepwater Wind’s offshore foundation installation contractor set the first, 400-ton steel jacket on the sea floor on Sunday, July 26, at the […]
Jeffrey M. Karp, Jim Wrathall, Van P. Hilderbrand Jr.

Coastal Carolina Scientists Work On Wind Energy Studies

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) scientists deploy the instrumentation buoy at the McManus Reef off North Myrtle Beach

CCU’s School of Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) is deploying its meteorological and oceanographic instrumentation buoy to support long-term student research at the McManus Reef off North Myrtle Beach. The buoy system will also be part of broader experiments continuing the school’s work on evaluating the potential for wind energy development off South Carolina’s […]
Jeffrey M. Karp, Jim Wrathall, Van P. Hilderbrand Jr.

Siemens To Build Wind Power Plant In Cuxhaven, Germany

Siemens has invested roughly €200 million (approximately $221 million) to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany. The factory will manufacture nacelles for the company’s next-generation wind turbines. These wind turbines are designed for use at sea and have a capacity of 7 MW. The new factory in Cuxhaven will […]
Wind Systems staff

CWind Secures O&M Vessel Contract At London Array Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a leading provider of integrated services to the wind industry, has announced that it has been awarded a contract for the supply of two crew transfer vessels to the London Array offshore wind farm (OWF) supporting operation and maintenance (O&M) activities. London Array OWF is located 20 km off the Kent coast in the […]
Wind Systems staff