Your Guide to Offshore Wind Generation
Increasing client demand for energy solutions that balance conventional and renewable generation sources is seen in the world’s growing embrace of offshore wind power as a key component of a more balanced energy mix. In Europe, offshore wind has been in service for more than two decades. In the U.S., the market continues to move forward, and offshore wind can be viewed as the next frontier.
Long-standing relationships and experience working with utilities around the world paired with offshore wind, Floating LNG and marine energy expertise positions Black & Veatch as a trusted and reliable partner for your offshore wind needs.
Offshore Wind Competencies
Our professionals have supported the development of projects using both floating and bottom-fixed foundation turbine designs, submarine transport and array cable and installation vessels. In addition to our offshore wind competencies, we are able to draw from expertise across various other offshore power technologies including floating LNG, floating solar and marine and tidal energy.
Selecting and acquiring the most cost effective, optimally operational, and environmentally and socially compliant sites is going to be a critical milestone for any new offshore wind development.
Leverage our unique combination of in-house scientists, permitting specialists, biologists, regulatory experts, meteorologists, environmental assessors, and socio-economists to develop an efficient and integrated project that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements.
Hydrogen will play a key role in the future of offshore wind as a way to leverage excess energy that grid operators are unable to accept and convert it to green hydrogen, helping consumers to achieve decarbonization goals. As a technology integrator, Black & Veatch works across the hydrogen value chain to help accelerate the development of new sustainable ammonia treatment facilities, while providing proven experience in carbon capture, renewable and water technologies.
Our highly experienced team of professional consultants bring together combined expertise in advanced analytics and practical business sense with extensive technology and engineering capabilities. We deliver solutions that work best for your program needs, organization, assets and customers.
We bring an integrated approach to strategic planning and regulatory strategy combining industry insight, sophisticated market models, innovative regulatory strategy and stakeholder engagement to help our clients design successful roadmaps and programs that are embraced across their broad stakeholders.
Grid Operation Improvement Management
We work closely with infrastructure investors who align to our expertise in power including renewables and offshore wind solutions to provide the needed technical and market advisory services to evaluate and identify risks and opportunities within these investments.
We work with many of the major utilities in the United States, and know their standards and preferences. This, combined with our experience with overhead and underground lines across all voltages, GIS, HVDC, and our self-perform or subcontract construction solutions, allows us to deliver a seamless renewable integration project.
Powering Innovation in Offshore Wind
Resolving Transmission Constraints with Offshore Wind Deployment
Transmission upgrades with the first tranche of Offshore Wind projects have been relatively small thus far, but as the market continues to strengthen, expect to see an uptick in transmission upgrades to support for the next wave of development. This session discusses the efforts which are underway to support integration of Offshore Wind power resulting from solicitations which are presently underway.Watch Now
Block Island Wind
Black & Veatch provided engineering design and conceptual exploration services for the Block Island Transmission System and Block Island Wind Farm Project. The projects included a new 35 kV armored submarine power cable, approximately 22 miles, to serve as the electrical connection between five wind turbines off the coast of Block Island and the mainland Rhode Island.Read More
Offshore Wind - Industry Overview, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Offshore wind has now become a mature commercial sector and is growing exponentially in many markets. As the world recovers from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the "new normal" cannot be business as usual with respect to carbon emissions. Given its commercial viability and ability to be deployed at scale, offshore wind power will play a meaningful role in delivering the recovery from the current crisis.Watch Now
Offshore Wind Energy – The Next Renewable Push
The new administration has made it clear that offshore wind energy is going to be a focus for their renewable growth and goal to decarbonize our power supply. Listen as Jim Juras, Vice President of Business Development for Offshore Wind at Black & Veatch discusses the opportunities and challenges with the Generation STEM podcast hosted by three of our brightest young professionals.