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Maine floater maps cable path

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey to carry out seabed examination for 12MW demo

Maine floater maps cable path image

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey is to carry out a geophysical seabed examination of the potential export cable route of the University of Maine-led 12MW Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind demo project.

The work, which will take place between 10 November and 5 December, will help to determine the cable path and assembly area for the project.

The results will also be used to finalise the permitting requirements for the demo. 

Alpine will deploy its Shearwater and William M survey vessels for the work.

The development consortium, which also includes Canadian utility Emera, European marine energy outfit DCNS and Cianbro, plans to deploy a two-turbine demo in a test area about 5km off Monhegan Island and 20km from the mainland.

The group is targeting a late 2019 commercial operation date.

Image: the VolturnUS prototype, part of groundwork for the Aqua Ventus demo (UMaine)

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