Diamond Offshore Wind (DOW), its parents and affiliates, bring decades of experience successfully developing, constructing, and operating major energy assets, both domestically within the U.S. and internationally including experience owning and operating 7 commercial scale offshore wind projects as well as experience owning and operating 12 independent offshore wind transmission lines totaling more than 1,300 kilometers in length.
Most recently Mitsubishi Corporation was awarded 3 commercial scale projects in Japan totaling more than 1,600 MW.
Launched in June 2019 by Governor Janet Mills, the Maine Offshore Wind Initiative aims to explore thoughtful development of floating offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine, while ensuring balance with our state’s maritime industries and environment.
Cutting-Edge Technology That Reduces Energy Costs & Minimizes Impact To Our Environment
New England Aqua Ventus I is an approximately 11 Megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind pilot project to develop a clean, renewable energy source off Maine’s shores.
This demonstration project is unique in that it will mount an approximately 11 MW wind turbine to a floating semisubmersible concrete hull called the VolturnUS, designed by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. The patented VolturnUS hull technology has been demonstrated in independent reports to reduce the cost of offshore wind. The turbine is held in position by three marine mooring lines securely anchored to the seabed, and connected by subsea cable to the Maine power grid.
The project goals are to demonstrate the innovative design of the VolturnUS with a full-size offshore wind turbine, work with local contractors and manufacturers to generate local economic benefit, create and keep Maine jobs in Maine, and provide renewable energy now and in the future.
Locally-produced energy generation for a brighter future.
Notice to Mariners
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