Morrison announces contract for floating platform fabrication


Energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC recently announced a contract award by Aikido Technologies, Inc. (Aikido), a floating wind technology provider, for its Aikido One project, which will demonstrate how the Aikido Platform can enable offshore wind project developers to increase the speed of deployment and reduce costs. Morrison will be responsible for the fabrication of a 1:4 scale 100kW floating wind platform.

Morrison Fabrication in Louisiana will fabricate the unit. (Courtesy: Chet Morrison Contractors LLC)

“The Aikido One Demonstrator will be a transformational project for the U.S. offshore wind industry for two reasons: First, it represents the largest floating wind platform constructed in the U.S. to date; second, it is the world’s first upending semi-submersible platform,” said Sam Kanner, Aikido CEO. “Proving this concept in realistic conditions will show how the Aikido Platform can solve challenges facing the floating wind industry in the U.S. and around the world, relating to serial production and limited port space. We are thrilled to be working with such an experienced and well-respected firm as Morrison.”

“Aikido is an innovative company that is bringing something unique to the market. We are excited to work with Sam and the entire Aikido team on their concept,” said Chet Morrison, Morrison CEO.

Morrison Fabrication in Harvey, Louisiana, will be used for fabrication of the unit, which is planned to occur over Q2 and Q3 of this year, culminating with a test program upon completion.

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