DRT, TVO addressing large US offshore wind turbine needs

Aug. 24, 2021
The two companies will jointly develop novel support structures.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Deep Reach Technology (DRT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore (TVO) to jointly develop novel support structures for large offshore wind turbines.

The two companies will work together on one of the 15 projects to receive grants from the US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, funded by the Department of Energy to support innovation in offshore wind solutions, development of a US-based supply chain, electrical systems innovation, and solutions addressing impacts on wildlife and radar.

DRT and TVO will investigate how novel offshore oil and gas platforms can be adapted for large wind turbines, with a focus on designs for very large fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind turbines that can be built economically to speed the spread of offshore wind energy.