TÜV SÜD PMSS, the global renewable energy consulting firm, has been appointed by Fishermen’s Energy as an independent engineering adviser for the US offshore wind developer’s Atlantic City demonstration project.
Under the terms of the agreement, TÜV SÜD PMSS will provide an independent review of the capital and operational expenditure (CapEx and OpEx) models for the project, as well as analysis of the timescales and sequencing of all construction activities.
As US offshore wind moves towards its construction phase, developers like Fishermen’s Energy are increasingly seeking the services of experienced European consultants who have already cut their teeth in the offshore wind markets of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and other countries in Europe.
Fishermen’s Energy is challenging a recent decision by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to deny an application by the developer for an award of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates. Project planning, however, remains on track and on schedule.
The Atlantic City demonstration wind farm is a pilot offshore wind project located off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The wind farm will have a maximum capacity of 25MW. As part of the development, the project will feature Keystone Engineering’s ‘Twisted Jacket’ foundation design. This design aims to reduce offshore costs and risks through easier fabrication and installation.
The project was one of three U.S. offshore wind projects to be awarded up to $46.7m in funding over four years by the Department of Energy to help advance the projects. The development should create 500 jobs and is expected to be commercially operational in 2017.
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