US Wind Appoints Bureau Veritas as CVA for MarWin Offshore Wind Project
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved Bureau Veritas’ nomination as Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the US Wind, Inc. (US Wind) MarWin wind project offshore Maryland.
According to Bureau Veritas, this approval of the nomination showed that the company met the CVA criteria and maintained adherence to highly regulated qualifications requirements set forth by BOEM.
“We are excited to be appointed as the Certified Verification Agent by US Wind. This nomination approval reinforces our commitment to supporting our clients on their sustainability journeys, as we expand our North America renewables footprint into the offshore wind industry,” said Riad Habib, Senior Vice President, Energy and Industry of Bureau Veritas North America.
“This official recognition of our Statement of Qualifications and Verification / Certification Plan marks an important milestone in Bureau Veritas’ history as a major player in the global offshore wind market,” commented Ahmed Phuly, Director of Offshore Wind, Bureau Veritas North America.
“With this announcement, Bureau Veritas becomes the second certification-body to be formally appointed as a CVA for an offshore wind project in US federal waters.”
US Wind holds the rights for the Maryland Wind Energy Area under a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) lease of approximately 80,000 ha, located 16 to 48 kilometres off the coast of Maryland.
The company was awarded Offshore Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) in 2017 for the first phase of its MarWin offshore wind project.
In total, the lease area can support approximately 1,500 MW of offshore wind capacity. The oceanographic survey activities within the lease area started in April last year.
In May 2021, US Wind deployed a floating LiDAR buoy off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, where it will collect wind and marine data for two years for the offshore wind project.
The 270 MW MarWin offshore wind farm is the first in a series of project development phases in the lease area.
The MarWin project will feature up to 22 wind turbines installed approximately 17 miles from shore and is expected to come online in 2024.
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