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14 September 2017 R&D, Technology

Houston-based classification society ABS has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

26 October 2016 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

DeepCLiDAR, a floating light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has completed a new deployment performance test 12 miles off the Maine coast in 65 meters of water. AWS Truepower validated DeepCLiDAR’s data recovery and measurement accuracy against Carbon Trust’s industry-standard performance criteria. With the third-party […]

15 October 2015

On October 1 and 2, 2015, the University of Maine hosted the inaugural “Matthew R. Simmons Memorial Summit: A Technology Roadmap for Floating Offshore Wind.” The summit gathered information from various perspectives of platform designers, researchers, turbine OEMs, permitting agencies, and developers with the goal of producing a roadmap that advances the floating offshore wind. […]

30 December 2014 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has completed static strength testing of a 56-meter (184-foot) wind turbine blade for Gamesa, based in Spain. The blade was manufactured in North America and delivered to the University of Maine in late August. In the testing, the blade was subjected to loads in four directions […]

9 September 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud welcomed top officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to Castine on Sept. 5 to celebrate a successful year of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine deployed off Castine.  The federal officials were joined by representatives from the University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy and Cianbro, […]

3 September 2014 R&D

 A leading wind turbine blade manufacturer delivered a 56 meter blade to the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center last week. The turbine blade will undergo rigorous testing at the lab that has the longest structural reaction floor in the U.S. According to UMaine spokesman Josh Plourde, the UMaine Composites Center is one […]

8 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The University of Maine’s offshore wind project known as New England Aqua Ventus was selected fourth after the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of three finalists for the next phase of its Advanced Technology Demonstration Program. Three of the six projects, all of which are at 50 percent completion, were awarded full grants […]

7 November 2013 Grid Connection, R&D

Residents of three coastal towns in the state of Maine will get insight into the early plans for a transmission line related to Maine’s floating offshore wind project, the Aqua Ventus I. Representatives from the University of Maine, in charge of the project, will meet with residents of Town of Friendship, Bristol and Port Clyde […]

9 October 2013 Authorities

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled that the Maine Aqua Ventus, a consortium membered by the University of Maine and its partner companies, should release some of the details on its offshore wind project proposal by the end of October, reported the Associated Press. Even though the Maine Aqua Ventus said that releasing […]

18 September 2013 Authorities

Environment Northeast and the Conservation Law Foundation sent a letter to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in which they are urging the authority and the University of Maine (UMaine) to make the Maine offshore wind project’s plan public now and then to decide its advantages by December 31, the Portland Press Herald reports. The […]

17 September 2013

An 11-member delegation of scientists and industry officials from Japan, including the president of Hirosaki University, are at the University of Maine September 16 to 18 for the second Marine Energy International Symposium. UMaine President Paul Ferguson and Hirosaki University President Kei Sato have opened the symposium, designed to be a collaborative exchange between researchers […]

4 September 2013 Authorities

The University of Maine submitted a bid for its floating offshore wind project to the Maine Public Utilities (PUC) on August 30, the Bangor Daily News writes. Details of the bid remain undisclosed, because the PUC is obliged to protect confidential commercial information. However, university spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says that the University believes this to […]

2 August 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the University of Maine, along with partners Maine Maritime Academy, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, received a $983,997 grant from the National Science Foundation to design, develop, and construct a unique, multidirectional Wind-Wave generating system called W2. Once completed, W2 will be […]

16 July 2013 R&D

The University of Maine has extended the testing time of its VolturnUS 1:8 floating wind turbine off Castine to a year, whilst it prepares to submit a proposal to the Public Utilities Commission for an offshore wind pilot project off Monhegan Island by September 1, the Bangor Daily News reports. The UMaine’s Advanced Structures and […]

14 June 2013 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

VolturnUS 1:8, a 65-foot-tall offshore wind turbine prototype, has been connected to the Central Maine Power Company yesterday, making it the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in North America. The turbine is 1:8th the scale of a 6-megawatt (MW), 423-foot rotor diameter design. It is sited off the coast of Castine, Maine. “Today will constitute […]

30 May 2013 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners will hold a launch celebration Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m. for VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America. The event will be hosted by Cianbro, 517 South Main Street, Brewer, Maine. Honored […]

28 May 2013 Technology

On May 8, the University of Maine presented a floating wind turbine platform for its 1/8 scale prototype of a 6MW VolturnUS wind turbine, which is planned for a project off Maine’s coast by 2030. The entire VolturnUS prototype system is scheduled to be put into operation by June 3 and the first full-scale floating […]

27 May 2013 R&D

The University of Maine unveiled on Friday its buoy-based system that will measure the wind speed in the Gulf of Maine at the height of an offshore wind turbine, the Associated Press reports. Initially, the buoy will be installed off the coast of Castine, together with the UMaine’s 1/8 scale prototype of a 6MW floating […]

10 May 2013 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

On Wednesday, May 8, the University of Maine presented the base for its 1/8 scale prototype of a 6MW VolturnUS wind turbine, which is planned for a project off Maine’s coast by 2030. The floating wind turbine platform will be disassembled and transported to Cianbro in Brewer by the end of the month. It will […]

9 May 2013

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center welcomed more than 500 students from 60 Maine schools to the DeepCWind Consortium’s 3rd Annual Windstorm Challenge and the 5th Annual Maine Composites Alliance Wind Blade Challenge on Friday, May 3. The daylong events was held in UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center. Windstorm Challenge asks […]

31 January 2013 R&D, Technology

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded the first phase of a potential $93.2 million deepwater offshore wind demonstration project by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The UMaine Composites Center-led team of industry leaders and national laboratories is one of five awardees selected from over 70 competing proposals. In […]

12 December 2012

An offshore wind test turbine has been erected behind the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus to evaluate sensor systems and controls in preparation for the installation of a floating turbine in the Gulf of Maine this spring as part of the DeepCwind Consortium project. The temporary 1:8 scale wind turbine […]

16 October 2012 R&D

The University of Maine (UMaine) and the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) have announced a partnership to co-develop WindHUB, USOWC’s new online resource for stakeholders interested in the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry. The first phase of the Offshore WindHub brought together resources related to Atlantic coast states and federal activities in policy, technology, economics […]

19 July 2012

Hastest Solutions, Inc., announces today a company milestone in the design, assembly, and installation of the three-storied Environmental Wind Turbine Test Chamber housed at the University of Maine’s some 37,000 square feet Offshore Wind Laboratory. Dr. Habib Dagher is the director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center who is constructing North […]

22 June 2012 Training & Education

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is hosting summer day camp for high school students on July 23 - July 27 and July 30 - August 3.   The Advanced Structures and Composites Center has a few spots left in its summer engineering day camps for high school students in the greater Bangor area seeking a […]

10 May 2012 Training & Education

Four Madison high school students won the overall top award in the Windstorm Challenge 2012 at the University of Maine campus for development of a floating offshore wind turbine platform model, reported The Portland Press Herald. The award opens a door for Matt Soucy to get a four year scholarship worth USD 20,000 at the […]