UMaine wins first phase of $93.2m deepwater floating offshore wind demonstration programme
The UMaine Composites Centre-led team of industry leaders and national laboratories is one of five awardees selected from over 70 competing proposals.
In this initial phase, each project will receive up to $4 million to complete the engineering, design and permitting phase of this award. In a year, DOE will select up to three of these projects for follow-on phases that focus on siting, construction and installation, and aim to achieve commercial operation by 2017. These projects will receive up to $47 million each over four years, subject to Congressional appropriations.