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SESSION 8: Scaling-up Challenges for Floating Wind
September 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT
What are the unique port needs for deploying floating wind turbines? What are the unique electrical infrastructure needs? What port facilities exist that can allow fabrication and deployment of floating wind projects in the US? What upgrades are needed for these facilities? What has been learned from demonstration projects?
Moderator: Joshua Singer PE, Moffatt & Nichol
Port Facilities, Overview of Needs for Floating – Joshua Singer PE, Moffatt & Nichols
Port Facilities, Northeast US – Matt Burns, head of Port Facilities, Maine Dept. of Transportation
Humboldt Bay, California Port plans – Larry Oetker, Executive Director, Humboldt Bay Harbor
Port Facilities, West Coast – Markus Wernli, WSP
Provence Grand Large (PGL) 25 MW project – Antoine Le Cotty, Renewables Tech. Dir. SBM Offshore challenges/learnings in terms of industrialization for upcoming commercial floating wind farms.