Contracts set for 2023 for work on two new offshore wind farms being built off the New England coast have been secured.
“In the coming year, Ampelmann’s motion-compensated gangways will help connect, wire and commission turbines at the Vineyard and Southfork wind farms, two of the first commercial offshore wind farms in the US that will bring clean energy to the region. ‘ said Ampelman.
While Ampelmann has had a presence in the region in the US offshore oil and gas sector since 2014, the country’s growing offshore wind ambitions have prompted the company to open a new office in Boston, Massachusetts, its second in the UNITED STATES.
“We see tremendous potential in this new industry starting in the US,” he says Gus DeOliveiraBusiness Development Area Manager Americas at Ampelmann.
“In 2023, two US wind farms will be under construction at the same time for the first time. Although the US is still in its infancy, the US will invest heavily in offshore wind between 2023 and 2030. With its massive east, south and west coastlines, the country has the potential to become one of the world’s leading offshore wind energy providers within the next 10 years.”
The first project is at the Southfork Wind Farm, located on the outer continental shelf near Rhode Island, and the second project is at the Vineyard Wind Farm off the coast of Massachusetts.
Both projects involve the use of the E1000 and A300 systems.
The E1000, based on Ampelmann E-Type technology, can be converted from passenger to cargo transport mode in minutes and has a load capacity of 1,000 kg.
The Ampelmann A300 can be converted from crane to gangway mode in 30 seconds and can carry cargo up to 300 kg.
In addition to its systems, Ampelmann will provide 24/7 support with its Operation Control Center (OCC) and through its digital platform Ampelmann Insights, the company will provide operability forecasts and project management tools to further improve the operability and efficiency of offshore operations.
Source: News Network
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