Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
The objectives of this regional geophysical study are to: (a) better understand how seafloor and subsurface variability affect substructure and foundation optimization and standardization, and by extension serialized fabrication and production economics; (b) optimize platform design selection (e.g. substructure and foundation type) and micro-siting of metocean measurement and environmental monitoring platforms on the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy's (DMME) Section 238 Research Lease No. 1, as well as potential test turbines for a Virginia offshore wind demonstration project. Ultimately, the study aims to accelerate commercial leasing and development of the offshore Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA).
Wednesday, September 12, 2012