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NNMREC Researchers Assist Wind Energy Project Off Oregon Coast

Posted by: | May 8, 2014 | No Comment |

offshore_demo_pp_0The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the upcoming installation of five Siemens six-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines off Oregon’s coast, by Principle Power. Environmental characterization of the “WindFloat” site was assisted by NNMREC’s Brian Polagye, Rob Suryan and Sarah Henkel, while NNMREC’s Jim Thomson will support characterization of waves and currents as they pertain to the mooring system design. WindFloat demonstrates the use of a domestically developed semi-submersible floating foundation, and will be assembled on-shore and towed out to sea, mitigating the need for the costly vessels typically used to assemble and install offshore wind systems.

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