FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Brooklyn Daily Eagle:The nation’s leading [offshore] wind power developer plans to establish a major assembly hub in Brooklyn that would support construction of the largest offshore wind farm in the United States, proposed for 30 miles east of Montauk.That factory would generate more than $80 million in economic activity and create hundreds of jobs, said the company, Deepwater Wind, which also plans to create a workforce training program.[Deepwater Wind Vice President Clinton] Plummer said Brooklyn will play multiple roles on current—and perhaps future—Deepwater Wind projects. “One would be building portions of the foundations that connect the wind turbines to the sea floor,” he said. “These are massive structures; each one will weigh several hundred tons.” The company would build parts of those foundations here, “and put a lot of people to work doing iron work, steel fabrication, painting and other hands-on blue collar, good paying union jobs,” he added.Other Brooklyn contractors will bid to fabricate the offshore substation “where the collection lines from all the wind turbines come together…a big structure of steel, electrical components and high-tech computers,” he said.If all goes as planned, the South Fork Wind Farm will be just the second offshore wind farm in America, following one built by the same company off Rhode Island. The 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm off Montauk could power 50,000 homes, the company said.More: Offshore Wind Farm Could Bring Fabrication Hub, Hundreds Of Jobs To Brooklyn Brooklyn Eyed as Offshore Wind Development Hub
Department for International Trade (DIT) Belgium is organising an event to brief UK companies on the supply chain opportunities of the Mermaid, Seastar and Northwester 2 offshore wind farms.On the event, which will be held on 24 and 25 January, 2018, in the NIE Office in Brussels, the participants will have a chance to meet with the developers, contractors and manufacturers involved in the projects.In addition, the participants will get an insight from the Belgian stakeholders in the supply chain strategy, procurement process, project timelines and collaboration opportunities in other projects in Europe, such as in Germany, France, UK and Ireland.There is no participation fee, but attendance is subject to registration by completing the application form.UK delegates will need to pay for their own travel and hotel costs and incidentals, while DIT will cover event organisation costs, lunches and networking receptions.The deadline for applications is 22 December, 2017.The Belgian developers Parkwind, InControl and Otary recently reached an agreement with the Belgian government on a price of EUR 79/MWh as part of the government’s support scheme.The 224MW Northwester 2, 246MW Seastar and 246MW Mermaid will be built between 2018 and 2020 and for a much lower level of support than previous wind farms.