Offshore Wind Power Port Readiness Evaluation Team
BVG Associates is a globally recognized authority on ports analysis for offshore wind, having already completed a portfolio of similar projects in Europe and its first solo work in the US. BVG Associates served as the lead consultant and prime contractor for this project, and convened a world-class consortium comprising a core team of six consultants, nine industry partners, and four Virginia stakeholder groups. The core team of consultants has extensive experience that is directly relevant to all aspects of the scope of port readiness study was used to delivered detailed and insightful results.
Information on the core team and industry stakeholders follows:
BVG Associates (lead Consultant) is a technical consultancy with expertise in wind and marine energy technologies. The team probably has the best independent knowledge of the supply chain and market for wind turbines in the UK. BVG Associates has over 150 person years experience in the wind industry, many of these being “hands on” with wind turbine manufacturers, leading RD&D, purchasing and production departments. BVG Associates has consistently delivered to customers in many areas of the wind energy sector.
Apex Companies deliver planning, engineering, environmental, and consulting services to clients across the United States and abroad. Apex has been at the forefront of port and site selection for the first purpose-build offshore wind support facility in the United States located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Offshore Design Engineering is an international engineering contractor to the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy markets providing comprehensive range of consultancy, engineering, project and construction management and O&M services. ODE have been involved in the development of some 400MW of offshore wind encompassing a majority of current UK projects, plus providing considerable ongoing engineering and management support to North American and German markets.
Timmons Group provides civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical, geospatial/GIS technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Timmons Group is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Global Wind Network, or GLWN is an international supply chain advisory group with a mission to increase the domestic content of North America’s wind energy installations, onshore and offshore. GLWN’s manufacturing engineering and wind supply chain expertise has been significantly leveraged these past two years with key projects specific to offshore wind component production for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Labs, Lawrence-Berkley Labs, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and the New Bedford (MA) Economic Development Council.
Clarendon Hill Consulting provides inter-disciplinary consulting services in environmental and urban planning, port infrastructure and vessel analysis for the offshore wind industry and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), as well as general project management.
The team based their evaluation on detailed consultation with the following experienced industry suppliers, including: