Insurers are increasingly concerned about the mounting number of expensive cable-installation claims in offshore wind projects, with the large number of incidents put down to a complex mix of human factors and technical issues.
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Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to reintroduce a bill to provide funding for an offshore wind farm - legislation that has twice failed to make it out of the General Assembly, an administrations spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The case centres on work carried out on 52 of the 140 turbines, with Fluor claiming there was a design change which amounted to a change in specification, meaning it should be paid for the resulting costs. ...SSE expects Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds will continue to pursue its claim against Fluor regarding the structural integrity of the 52 disputed turbines.
Officials have been studying the feasibility of constructing four or five offshore wind turbines, enough to power the entire town under ideal wind conditions. But the project has been on hold for several years, and a recent report suggests it may be too expensive and generate too little revenue to make it worthwhile.
Rodgers said Cape Wind has periodically met with other ports as the project has progressed, and he would not go into detail about the meeting. But he said among the topics they discussed was whether Quonset would be able to take on at least some of the work Cape Wind planned to do in New Bedford.
In a letter sent to the Department of the Interior, Sens. David Vitter (R-LA), the new Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), ask for a comparison of royalty rates and other details of NRG Bluewater Wind’s bid for the lease with similarly sized offshore oil and gas leases.
After nine years of debate and millions of public and private dollars, the decision to permit America's first offshore wind project fell on the shoulders of one man, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar. Hindsight notwithstanding, there was no chance Salazar could disapprove the Cape Wind application. Does anyone doubt the Obama administration would dare to ignore the tsunami of political favoritism already bestowed on the project, no matter how unjustified? And given the administration's stated goal to nurse the U.S. economy back to health through the green movement, a denial of the permit would have unleashed a public firestorm virtually impossible to contain.