Offshore Wind

ASCC & international research aims to calculate risk conditions for floating offshore wind

An article by Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Saravanan Bhaskaran, Amrit Shankar Verma, and Andrew J. Goupee, along with University of Surrey researcher, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Norwegian University of Science and Technology researcher, Amir R. Nejad, and Dalian University of Technology Deepwater Engineering Research Center researcher, Wei Shi was published in Energies Journal. The […]

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UMaine’s Offshore Floating Wind Research Showcased in the New York Times

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has emerged as a pivotal player in the global shift towards sustainable energy solutions. Their groundbreaking research in floating offshore wind renewable energy capture technology has been prominently featured in a New York Times article highlighting the United States’ rapid transition away from fossil fuels. Penobscot […]

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DOE Supports UMaine Research with Federal Funding Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that they will support 14 clean-energy research projects across the country with $33 million in support. Funded through the DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program aims to improve the distribution of Federally funded research and strengthen researchers’ potential across the country.  The University of Maine […]

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UMaine’s VolturnUS technology highlighted in Recharge News

A recent article in Recharge News highlighted the recent developments for the New England Aqua Ventus (NEAV) floating wind project in the Gulf of Maine. The article notes the use of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s patented VolturnUS technology. NEAV is moving ahead with a federal draft environmental assessment (EA) for […]

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VolturnUS 10 Year Anniversary

10-Year Anniversary of VolturnUS 1:8: Pioneering the Future of Floating Offshore Wind in the United States Today, we commemorate the 10-year anniversary of VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine successfully deployed in the United States off the coast of Castine, Maine! On May 31, 2013 – a decade ago the world witnessed […]

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ASCC faculty member Dr. Damian Brady promoted to professor

Orono, Maine – ASCC-affiliated faculty member Dr. Damian Brady was recently promoted to professor, one of 31 UMaine faculty to receive promotion or tenure this spring.  Brady is the Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center. His research centers on water quality, ecosystem function, […]

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UMaine wins DOE prize for floating offshore wind supply chains

The ASCC-patented VolturnUS+ hull has been recognized as a phase one winner of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Floating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize.  The three-phase prize was launched in September 2022 to invest in domestic manufacturing and commercial-scale floating offshore wind deployment in the United States. The nine winning teams selected for phase […]

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