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N.Y. approves largest U.S. offshore wind farm off Long Island

Computerworld: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved what will be the largest U.S. offshore wind farm when it’s built off the east end of Long Island. It will generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 homes on Long Island’s … Continue reading

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Fred. Olsen to acquire 20-MW US offshore wind project – report

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Norwegian wind farm developer with experience in the North Sea will build the $120 million pilot wind farm planned for Lake Erie. Fred.Olsen Renewables, the largest independent power producer in the United Kingdom and the fifth … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Offshore Wind Leases Awarded

On Jan 29 the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore Massachusetts for potential wind energy development. Developing offshore wind energy is part of President … Continue reading

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Health & Safety

From Windpower Engineering: The challenge to the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry is to learn from the experiences of European offshore wind, U.S. offshore oil and gas, and onshore wind, and then come up with a reasonable set of best … Continue reading

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US Offshore Wind Market Snapshot

There is a great deal of offshore wind activity underway on the east coast of the US and now the west coast as well. The AWEA Offshore Wind conference held this October in New Jersey was a very upbeat event … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Area Auctions Active on US East Coast

As a result of market interest and political demand, the US Department of the Interior, via its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has undertaken a significant amount of offshore wind area lease activity, the most recent being an auction … Continue reading

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5GW Massachusetts Offshore Lease Announced

On June 17, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed … Continue reading

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WCG to represent Tekmar Energy in North America

Tekmar Energy Limited, the leading supplier of cable protection systems for the offshore wind and oil & gas markets globally, has announced an agency agreement with the Massachusetts-based Whitman Consulting Group Inc. (WCG).  Beginning immediately, WCG will represent Tekmar as … Continue reading

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Creating a Cost-Effective Offshore Wind Power Grid & Transmission Infrastructure: What are the practicalities?

The following is a transcript of a speech given by Bryan Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Anbaric Transmission at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference held February 2014 in Boston, Ma. Good morning, and thank you for giving me the opportunity … Continue reading

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