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US Wind Inc. has appointed Natixis Securities Americas LLC as the sole and exclusive financial advisor for its 268.8MW Maryland offshore wind project. The project involves a total investment of USD 1.6 billion, US Wind, a subsidiary of Toto Holdings SpA, said. It is located 17 miles offshore of Ocean City, Maryland and is expected to be operational […]
EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies have acquired US Wind’s rights for the OCS-A 0499 lease area off New Jersey and formed a joint venture to bring an offshore wind project at the site to realisation.
Installation of new wind energy projects in the U.S. will significantly increase between 2018 and 2020, before annual installation volumes decline as the production tax credit (PTC) phase-out begins, according to MAKE Consulting.
A meteorological tower for US Wind’s 268MW offshore wind farm in Maryland is scheduled to be installed at the offshore project site in August 2018. The met mast will be delivered by Gulf Island Fabrication, which signed a contract with US Wind in March.
US Wind has selected two Baltimore-based companies for a range of specialized services related to the fabrication and installation of a meteorological tower necessary for environment activity monitoring at its proposed offshore wind farm in Maryland, US.
US Wind has signed a letter of intent with Devreco to establish and operate an O&M facility in Ocean City, as well as a laydown and handling facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore.
The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.
US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC’s order published earlier this month.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, enabling US Wind and Deepwater Wind (Skipjack Offshore Energy) to install 368MW of capacity.
US Wind has received its final air emissions permit from the Maryland Department of the Environment to install a meteorological tower in the Maryland Wind Energy Area, with the company set to begin the installation process immediately.
US Wind sent a letter to the Ocean City Council on 7 April, offering to discuss the potential relocation of its proposed Maryland offshore wind project further eastward to address the Council’s desire to lessen the visibility of the project.
US Wind has chosen JDR Cable Systems as preferred supplier of both inter-array and export cables for its 750MW wind farm off the coast of Maryland.
US Wind held an informational meeting on 2 February in Baltimore, where the company proposing to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Maryland met with offshore wind developers, supply chain industry leaders, economic development experts and federal and state agency officials.
US Wind, which plans to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Ocean City, hosted a third meeting for offshore wind supply chain companies in Salisbury, Maryland on 9 January.
Following the news that Deepwater Wind applied for building an offshore wind farm off Maryland’s coast and the start of a 6-month application evaluation period, US Wind, the company which was first to submit an application to develop an offshore wind project in the state, made a case for its Maryland offshore wind project. The developer […]
Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind, Inc. partnered with Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA), the firm overseeing the 3,100-acre redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill, to host offshore wind supply chain manufacturers at TPA’s Port of Baltimore facility on 2 November. Representatives from turbine, electrical cable and steel manufacturing, vessel construction and local marine support services […]
A second Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) application has recently been submitted by a second developer in Maryland, USA, the Business Network for Offshore Wind reports. This application will compete with US Wind, who filed in an OREC application in February. The window for any additional applications will close on 18 November. At that […]
US Wind, Inc., has announced the start of an export cable route survey to prepare the final layout design for an 80,000 acre wind power project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. US Wind contracted with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc. and their vessel R/V Shearwater to conduct data collection along the 35-mile cable […]
The provisional winners of today’s auction for the New Jersey offshore wind lease area are RES America Developments Inc. and US Wind Inc., the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reported on its official website. The area was auctioned as two leases: the South Lease Area, covering 160,480 acres, and the North Lease Area, which consists of 183,353 […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday held the nation’s third competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, which offered nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for potential wind energy development. The provisional winner of the lease sale is US Wind Inc. When fully built, this wind energy area could generate enough energy to […]
US demand for wind turbine systems is forecast to increase 55 percent annually through 2018 to $18.9 billion, a nearly ninefold increase over depressed 2013 sales. Demand was adversely affected in 2013 by the record number of sales, valued at more than $25 billion, the previous year. The number of new installations in 2012 nearly […]
With four decades of experience, and providing a wide portfolio of Operations & Maintenance services in the oil & gas industry, Fabricom Offshore Services B.V. is still a relative newcomer to offshore wind. But it has been taken by hand by sister company Cofely Fabricom – which pioneered the Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) – and has adapted very quickly. The company, which is part of the Benelux Division […]
Adapting its service offering to steer a move into the offshore wind industry has paid off for FoundOcean. Jim Bell, Managing Director, tells Offshore WIND that activity went from ‘zero to 60’ in just a year and as renewable energy demand increases, FoundOcean is confident that it can gear up for any future growth. Established […]
Cortland Company, the global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals is working with Dutch Heavy Lift Consultancy on DONG Energy Anholt Offshore Wind Farm project to deliver custom Plasma® HMPE for towing monopiles. Anholt Offshore Wind Farm will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm with 111 wind […]
The U.S. wind turbine market is likely to peak in 2012 and decline significantly in 2013 due to the expiry of tax credits, the head… (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, November 09, 2011
Wind turbines are getting really big — some with blades as long as a football field — and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than the first generation of wind power machines built in the 1980s. But scientists are also studying how to harness the wind in different ways that could help allay […]