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Primary Media Contacts

Office of Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E.
Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Joshua Plourde
Creative Strategist, Advanced Structures and Composites Center
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General Contact Information

University of Maine                              Phone: 207-581-2123
35 Flagstaff Rd                                     aeFax: 207-581-2074
Orono, ME 04469-5793
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DeepCwind 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 US 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.

Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a state-of-the-art one-stop-shop for integrated composite materials and structural component development. Located at the University of Maine, it offers in-house capabilities for developing a composite product or structure from the conceptual stage through research, manufacturing of prototypes, comprehensive testing and evaluation, code approval and commercialization.

Offshore Wind Laboratory

The state-of-the-art Offshore Wind Laboratory expands Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s current facility to 87,000 ft2 and enables the design, manufacture, and testing of structural hybrid composite and nanocomposite components for wind structures up to 70 m, such as blades, towers, and spars—all under one roof. The expansion is due to open Fall 2011.

University of Maine

The University of Maine is the state’s land grant and sea grant institution. Located in Orono, it serves as the flagship university of the seven-member University of Maine System. UMaine is responsible for providing world-class undergraduate and graduate education, basic and applied research, and outreach services to extend UMaine’s expertise and resources statewide to the people of Maine.