TDI-Brooks International will be deploying two of their oceanographic research vessels to the East Coast of the US in support of US Wind’s MarWin offshore wind project off the coast of Maryland.
TDI-Brooks will engage in the seabed geophysical surveys to better understand the geological issues that may exist with project development to ensure safe and long-term operations and performance of the facilities.
US Wind was founded in 2011 and has established its position as a premier offshore wind energy development company in the United States. In 2014, US Wind obtained a federal lease for site control to develop approximately 1.5 GW of offshore wind power generation off the coast of Maryland.
The MarWin project is expected to produce approximately 270 MW of power, which will help meet Maryland’s offshore wind energy goals. The project is expected to come online in 2024.
US Wind is also implementing extensive efforts to minimize impacts on marine life during survey
operations. Expert Protected Species Observers will be aboard each vessel to monitor for the presence of protected species, such as the North Atlantic Right Whale, and ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect these species.
In addition to the geophysical surveys, TDI-Brooks will provide laboratory analysis on all sediment samples collected via their state-of-the-art laboratory facility in College Station, Texas. The environmental laboratories will provide high-quality analytical services and scientific interpretation.