Chris van Beek, President Deepwater Wind & Paul Murphy, VP of Operations and Engineering Deepwater Wind will provide an update on the status of the 5 turbine offshore wind farm being installed off the coast of Block Island and discuss challenges and opportunities for all phases going forward. Of particular interest to the marine technology sector is the intersection of expertise in offshore oil operations and the use of many technologies and capabilities located here in New England. Insight will be presented on the utilization of offshore oil and gas technologies and the development of a New England supply chain for offshore wind farms.
Organized by: Marine Technology Society New England Section & Hosted by: University of Rhode Island Department of Ocean Engineering
Reception and Tour of Dept. of Ocean Engineering Bldg.Wave Tank and Acoustic Test Facility Location: Sheets Building URI Graduate School of Oceanography Campus Narragansett, RI
6:45 - 7:00
Welcome and Introductions: Rhonda Moniz, MTS NE Chair. Location: A short walk to Corless Auditorium
URI Dept of Ocean Engineering Briefing:
Chris Baxter, PhD, Department Chair
Block Island Wind Farm: Building America's First Offshore Wind Farm
Followed by Questions & Answers & Discussion of business opportunities.
$20 MTS, MOTN, ASCE Members; $25 Non-members; Students Free (Make checks out to Marine
echnology Society NE Section; Cash accepted, no credit cards please.) Reception Sponsors: ($100 each) Reception sponsors can display materials at Sheets Building and on tables at Corless Auditorium. Reception Sponsor:
Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network