May 9, 2012
Offshore Winds Idles off the Virginia Coastline
Bill Opalka, EnergyBiz
Gamesa and a development partner are suspending further development of an offshore wind turbine off the coast of Virginia, citing the massive amounts of capital needed to pursue a project with a cloudy future due to uncertain federal support.
Since September 2010, Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa, with operations in Pennsylvania, has been working with Newport News Shipbuilding to design a 5-MW prototype with plans to erect a test turbine off the mid-Atlantic coast. The design phase is expected to be completed this year.
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