U.S. Virgin Islands Could Soon See 10.5 MW Offshore Wind Farm

U.S. Virgin Islands Could Soon See 10.5 MW Offshore Wind Farm

The U.S. Virgin Islands Public Services Commission approved recognition of offshore wind developer Ocean Offshore Energy, LLC as a public utility on Thursday, June 27, Virgin Islands Daily News reports.

This decision has opened the way for the development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of St. Thomas, for which the company had already undertook a subsea survey and identified the exact location. The construction would start by the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Zone Management Commission, to which Ocean Offshore Energy is scheduled to submit final permit applications on July 17.

U.S. Virgin Islands Could Soon See 10.5 MW Offshore Wind Farm
Stage 2 Turbine Locations (Click to enlarge)

Located south of the Bovoni landfill, St. Thomas, the offshore wind farm would have a capacity of 10.5 MW. A single 1.5 MW turbine would be installed at first and the project would be expanded with three 3 MW wind turbines later on.

Offshore WIND Staff, July 1, 2013; Images: oceanoffshoreenergy

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Leave a Reply

Events>

<< Apr 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

7th New Energy Investor Summit

The event and the makeup of its participants have evolved with the changing European markets…

read more >

WINDERGY INDIA 2017

The Indian Wind Turbines Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) in association with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting Windergy India…

read more >

All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017

All-Energy has provided the industry suppliers, experts and thought-leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity…

read more >

Future Conference: Wind & Maritime

The sixth Future Conference: Wind & Maritime – the conference in north-eastern Germany that connects wind wnergy with maritime industry…

read more >

Jobs>

Project Manager Shiprepair Dunkerque

The project departments within the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion yards are managed by a Head of Projects or directly by the MD of the yard ...

apply

Offshore wind jobs at Shell Netherlands BV

Commercial Lead New Energies, Offshore Wind Operations Lead and Wind Turbine Engineer.

apply

Network Support Engineer

As Network Support Engineer you will be responsible for the installation / configuration, operation and maintenance of the infrastructural network ...

apply

Vessels>