SNC-Lavalin, together with global law firm, K&L Gates, recently released an Offshore Wind Market Handbook to help guide investors through technical and regulatory issues in the emerging US offshore wind market.
“Many large companies and institutional investors who have been successful with offshore wind projects in Europe are now poised to invest in the US,” said Andrew Thompson, Director, Offshore Wind, “However, technical and regulatory issues unique to this market can be a barrier to developers for offshore wind energy projects. Our handbook provides practical information that addresses key matters.”
Our seasoned Atkins colleagues have pooled their knowledge and a depth of experience to draw on uniquely valuable insights into the legal and technical challenges facing the US offshore wind industry. Regulatory issues include a discussion of the interplay between US federal jurisdiction and the various coastal states that have enacted laws and regulations encouraging offshore wind projects. Technical issues include turbine and foundation options and solutions, performance assurance strategies and a discussion of innovations in design and equipment that are particularly suited to US coastal waters.
With our full range of technical and operational expertise in the energy industry, including engineering design and owner’s engineer services in the global offshore wind market, and K&L Gates’ solid understanding of key market issues, we can help clients and investors build a leading position in the US offshore wind market.