Wind Energy – Award USA
DEME Group U.S. & Foss Maritime Company win the 2023 Viterna Award for Engineering Excellence last week at the Oceantic Network’s Ventus Awards in Boston, MA.
The deployment of the U.S. smart feeder barge concept by the DEME Offshore US/Foss Maritime Team debuted an innovative approach to installation that advanced the U.S. offshore wind industry.
The smart feeder barge approach, a world’s first, is driven by high-tech engineering, patented solutions, and special adaptations to both companies’ vessels for the Vineyard Wind 1 project.
The feeder concept allows for U.S. offshore wind projects to advance while maintaining Jones Act compliance.
“I want to congratulate the Foss Maritime team, especially Courtney Bradbury, PE in particular, for winning the Ventas Engineering Excellence award last night,” said Joel Whitman, President of Foss Offshore Wind.