Acteon’s commitment to the U.S. offshore wind market
Acteon and its strategic business segments and brands have long been involved with offshore energy in the U.S. including wind. MENCK, the lead brand for Acteon’s foundations and cables segment provided piling hammers for the Block Island project, offshore Rhode Island in 2016 and TerraSond, a product and services line brand within our Geo-service segment, is providing a geophysical survey to support several of the wind park developments on the U.S. East Coast, such as a cable survey for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. Siemens Gamesa and Acteon have also partnered on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project to jointly provide a fully integrated offshore wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) package.
Ivan Harnett, Director, US Renewables, says “The U.S. offshore wind market could be at an inflection point as we are starting to see a significant pipeline of projects set to achieve the target of 30GW by 2030. Acteon is actively supporting developers for site investigation surveys through our TerraSond brand, and we are currently closing contracts for installation services in 2023 and 2024. TerraSond will be growing its existing local staff through additional hires as well as developing a presence in additional states because of recent awards, demonstrating our commitment to providing long term support to U.S. projects.”
Acteon recently joined the Business Network for Offshore Wind and will exhibit at the International Partnership Forum on 26-28 April 2022 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Building on its deep cross-disciplinary knowledge and solid track record of mooring large energy assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Acteon is also very active in the emerging floating wind market in the U.S., having completed many pre-FEED and FEED mooring and cable studies for hull manufacturers and developers. Acteon’s experts will deliver three presentations on mooring, cable engineering and asset integrity at the upcoming Floating Wind Solutions Conference in Houston, 1-3 March 2022.
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