Offshore Wind: Implementing Goals for Rapid Growth
Monday, 2 May
Offshore wind projects are moving into an era of rapid growth in the United States with a target of 30 GW of capacity by 2030. From planning and permitting through construction and operation, projects encounter a number of challenges that could limit the ability of the U.S. to meet its targets. Lessons learned from traditional offshore energy disciplines can provide important efficiencies in offshore wind. Challenges for foundation, cabling, and structural design activities are being overcome with a wide range of offshore expertise. Ongoing construction faces challenges with supply chains and vessels that is transforming aspects of the offshore energy industry. The panel will discuss prioritizing and addressing the fundamental obstacles in offshore wind energy. Discussing the biggest challenges will explore how our community’s broad offshore energy experience can be effectively applied to meet the U.S. targets.
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)