The Consortium

 

The DeepCwind Consortium's mission is to establish the State of Maine as a national leader in deepwater offshore wind technology through a research initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and others. The University of Maine-led consortium includes universities, nonprofits, and utilities; a wide range of industry leaders in offshore design, offshore construction, and marine structures manufacturing; firms with expertise in wind project siting, environmental analysis, environmental law, composites materials to assist in corrosion-resistant material design and selection, and energy investment; and industry organizations to assist with education and tech transfer activities.


Task 1: Micrositing, Geophysical Investigations, and Geotechnical Engineering

   
  University of Maine Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
   
  James W. Sewall Company
   
  Maine Maritime Academy
   
  University of Western Australia Centre for Offshore Foundation Research
   




Task 2: Study of Environmental/Ecological Impacts

   
  University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
   
  University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology
   
  Island Institute
   
  Gulf of Maine Research Institute
   
  New Jersey Audubon Society
   
  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
   




Task 3: Permitting and Policy

   
  James W. Sewall Company
   
  Kleinschmidt Associates
   
  HDR/DTA
   




Task 4: Floating Turbine Design, Material Selection, and Lab Testing

   
  Advanced Structures and Composites Center
   
  Maine Maritime Academy
   
  Technip USA
   
  National Renewable Energy Laboratory
   
  Sandia National Labs
   
  Ashland, Inc.
   
  Kenway Corporation
   
  Harbor Technologies
   
  PPG Industries
   
  Owens Corning
   
  Zoltek
   
  Polystrand, Inc.
   




Task 5: Offshore Turbine Testing, Monitoring, and Reliability

   
  University of Maine Physical Oceanography Group
   
  University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
   




Task 6: Education and Outreach

   
  Advanced Structures and Composites Center
   
  University of Maine College of Engineering
   
  University of Maine Department of Industrial Cooperation
   
  Maine Maritime Academy
   
  Northern Maine Community College
   
  American Composites Manufacturers Association
   
  Maine Composites Alliance
   
  Maine Wind Industry Initiative
   




Task 7: Project Management and Reporting

   
  Advanced Structures and Composites Center
   
  University of Maine Department of Industrial Cooperation



Task 8: Fabrication and Deployment

   
  Advanced Structures and Composites Center
   
  Cianbro Corporation
   
   
GDBIW   General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
   
   
  Maine Maritime Academy
   
  Bangor Hydro Electric Company
   
  Central Maine Power Company
   
  Technip USA
   
  Reed and Reed
   
SGCLogo   SGC