19 Jan 2011 | LEADING INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPER RES ENTERS THE US OFFSHORE WIND MARKET
In response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement's (BOEMRE) request for expressions of interest, RES Offshore in partnership with RES America Developments Inc, has declared its interest in obtaining a commercial lease for the construction of an offshore wind energy project off the coast of Maryland.
The Department of the Interior's recently announced 'Smart from the Start' wind energy initiative has opened the door to a number of potential offshore development opportunities on the Atlantic outer continental shelf, which RES are now considering.
Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore commented:
'In the US, offshore wind is an important and valuable future market which will provide large-scale opportunities and attract long term investment. Experienced offshore developers like RES will have a role to play in helping the industry flourish. RES Offshore has been successfully providing end-to-end services for the European offshore wind energy market for over 10 years and we have a strong track record of project delivery. Our portfolio of offshore projects has enabled us to engineer designs, mitigate environmental concerns, optimise energy yields and deal with complex technical and performance issues. In partnership with RES America Developments, we can use this experience to help the US market develop.'
RES Offshore has a wealth of in-house experience and skills
gained from over a decade of developing offshore wind farms.
RES Offshore is a subsidiary of the RES Group which has developed and/or constructed in excess of 5GW of wind energy worldwide.