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Ramboll to lead foundation design for the first US offshore wind farm

Ramboll has announced that it is to lead a consortium working on the foundation design for the US’s first offshore wind farm, which will be one of the world’s largest when complete in 2015.

Working with Keystone Engineering and PMSS, Ramboll will design foundations for the 130 off shore 3.6MW capacity turbines that will form the Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm off the coast from Cape Cod in Massachusetts on the US east coast.

According to Ramboll director of offshore wind Klaus Jacob Jensen, this breakthrough holds great potential for the wind industry as a whole. “Cape Wind is likely to spearhead several other projects in the US. That could potentially benefit the entire industry and lead to the creation of new jobs,” says Klaus Jacob Jensen.      

Readers' comments (3)

  • Alan Sim

    Come on NCE, as a prominent engineering journal can you not get your facts straight before publishing misleading headlines such as this?
    This is NOT the first wind farm in the USA. In fact the USA currently produces over 11TWh of wind power! A figure only surpassed by China in world stakes.
    Could it be that this is the first OFFSHORE wind farm for the USA, or is it just a misleading marketing ploy by Ramboll to make the headlines?
    Must do better, this is embarrassing.

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  • Beat me to it Alan!
    In this case the news items on the Ramboll wesbite correctly states that it is the first US offshore windfarm so I don't think that there is any error or attempt to mislead on their part.

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  • The headline and story have now been amended.

  • Thanks for making the correction Ed.

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