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The University of Maine has received a USD 3.9 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation for the establishment of an ocean engineering and an advanced manufacturing laboratory on campus. The latest grant brings the total of funds raised for the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory to almost USD 14 million. The […]
The effort to capture wind power more than 40 miles off the Maine coast using massive floating wind turbines continues on schedule - with lab trials at the University of Maine just completed in May, a first-in-the-nation offshore wind test lab opening at the University of Maine in Orono in October and preparations under […]
It is well known that oil reserves are depleting. The need for alternative energy sources is becoming increasingly important in order... (mobilemainenews) [mappress] Source: mobilemainenews, May 02, 2011;
Midcoast residents, fishermen and business owners are invited to join a discussion about the University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore... (freepressonline) [mappress] Source: freepressonline, April 22, 2011;
The DeepCwind Consortium has a few things it wants potential offshore wind farm developers to know. By Bill Trotter (bangordailynews) [mappress] Source: bangordailynews, February 22, 2011
Following the death of its founder, the work of a Portland-based think-tank and venture capital fund devoted to addressing the creation of... By jpoulin (mainecampus) [mappress] Source: mainecampus, January 31, 2011
The University of Maine announces an exciting addition to the Maine Wind Working Group's Maine Wind Energy Conference. Learn more about Maine's opportunity to lead the nation in deepwater offshore wind at the Offshore Wind Track at the Augusta Civic Center on January 25. Speaker topics include the economics of offshore wind, critical path permitting […]
Nine energy experts spoke at the University of Maine on Saturday as part of a day-long event advertised as an opportunity to garner literal,... By Michael Shepherd (mainecampus) [mappress] Source: mainecampus, January 24, 2011
A generous donation from the family of the late Matthew R. Simmons, the founder and chairman of the Ocean Energy Institute, along with all... (bangordailynews) [mappress] Source: bangordailynews, January 24, 2011
The DeepCwind Consortium will host the First Annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Point Lookout Resort in... (compositesworld) [mappress] Source: compositesworld,October 06, 2010;
U.S. Senate committee has approved $10 million in funding for the University of Maine's development, deployment and testing of offshore wind... (wbztv) [mappress] Source: wbztv, July 23, 2010;
The University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center has designed and launched a website to provide up-to-date information regarding the DeepCwind Consortium. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Maine $7.1 million to fund the DeepCwind Consortium National Research Program, located at UMaine. The program consists of more than 30 members, including […]
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has accepted an invitation from Sen. Susan Collins to visit the University of Maine to learn more about its... [mappress] Source: pressherald, May 26, 2010;
The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to review Maine Aqua Ventus GP LLC's terms for the two-turbine research and development floating wind project off of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Offshore wind could support 2,144 Maine jobs annually through 2030, according to a report released by the American Jobs Project.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain, has welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's executive order that directs the state to ramp up on its path the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. The organisation has also called for support of the Maine Aqua Ventus project with the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided on 9 January not to give its final decision on a power contract between Maine Aqua Ventus and Central Maine Power Co. yet, saying that more public comment is required as the energy market has changed since the initial terms were approved in 2014, according to the state's media.
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.
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 […]
The New England Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project will get an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The University of Maine-led project, also known as Maine Aqua Ventus, will receive the funding to complete engineering and planning work, and approach financial close, in addition to $3 million awarded by DOE in September 2014 to advance the design to […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]