USA: Virginia Prepares for Offshore Wind Development
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is proposing two initiatives on the state’s path to offshore wind development.
A survey of the seabed is proposed to assess its suitability for installing the wind turbine foundations, while the other initiative proposes building platforms along the edges of the commercial lease area, writes the San Francisco Chronicle news site.
The wind development area, which covers 133 square miles and is located 27 miles off Virginia Beach, is of interest for eight companies that want to build offshore wind farms.
Offshore WIND staff, September 26, 2012; Image: MMT