Today, Wood Thilsted announced its appointment as detailed design engineer for US Wind’s MarWin project, the company’s first offshore wind project to be constructed off the coast of Maryland, reaffirming the firm’s central role in the support and development of the U.S. offshore wind industry.
In addition to delivering the detailed foundation design for MarWin, Wood Thilsted will also be supporting development of Momentum Wind, US Wind’s second offshore wind project, and providing other technical support as needed by US Wind. Wood Thilsted will also be assisting US Wind in the development of Sparrows Point Steel by providing technical specifications, application of codes and standards, and general engineering support to the design of the facility. As part of the detailed design for MarWin, Wood Thilsted will be working with US Wind to maximize the local fabrication of secondary steel – internal and external platforms, boat landings, ladders and walkways – bringing more offshore wind jobs to the region.
Wood Thilsted’s engineering work on both MarWin and Momentum Wind will not only ensure the effective delivery of 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of clean, renewable energy for homes and businesses across the Delmarva region but will also make the region a major hub for offshore wind development.
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Wood Thilsted on the development of our first two offshore wind projects and the technical aspects of building out Sparrows Point Steel, Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind component factory,” said Jeffrey Grybowski, US Wind’s CEO. “Their best-in-class engineering expertise will enable us to provide affordable clean energy and family-sustaining jobs for many in the region.”
Matt Palmer, President of Wood Thilsted USA, added: “We are proud to play our part in US Wind’s ambitious offshore wind projects, especially in the development of home-grown manufacturing at Sparrows Point that offers the opportunity for Maryland/Baltimore to become one of the largest offshore wind manufacturing hubs in the United States.”