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Fishermen’s Energy selects TÜV SÜD PMSS for Atlantic City offshore wind project

CTBR Staff Writer Published 02 December 2014

Fishermen’s Energy has appointed TÜV SÜD PMSS as an independent engineering adviser for its 25MW Atlantic City wind demonstration project, located off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, US.

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The deal requires TÜV SÜD PMSS to review the capital and operational expenditure models for the project, which will feature Keystone Engineering's Twisted Jacket foundation design.

The renewable energy consulting firm will also look at the timescales and sequencing of construction activities.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has recently denied Fishermen's application for offshore wind renewable energy certificates.

Fishermen's Energy is in the process of challenging the decision. Planning remains on schedule for the project, which is expected to be operational in 2017.

The Atlantic City project was one of three US offshore wind developments to be awarded up to $46.7m in funding over four years by the Department of Energy to help them advance.

TÜV SÜD PMSS senior vice president Doug Pfeister said: "Atlantic City is a pioneering project that will facilitate innovation and enable cost reduction through the rollout of U.S. offshore wind farms.

"The development will act as a barometer for US offshore wind, demonstrating technology, building stakeholder confidence, and helping to accelerate US offshore wind deployment."

Fishermen's Energy programme director Stan White said: "We chose to work with TÜV SÜD PMSS based on the firm's extensive experience in the European offshore wind markets.

"As we progress further along the project timeline, we look forward to showcasing Atlantic City as a best-practice model for the wider US offshore wind sector."

Image: TÜV SÜD PMSS headquarters in Munich, Germany. Photo: Courtesy of TÜV SÜD PMSS.