The DeepCwind Consortium's mission is to establish the State of Maine as a national leader in deepwater offshore wind technology through a research initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and others. The University of Maine-led consortium includes universities, nonprofits, and utilities; a wide range of industry leaders in offshore design, offshore construction, and marine structures manufacturing; firms with expertise in wind project siting, environmental analysis, environmental law, composites materials to assist in corrosion-resistant material design and selection, and energy investment; and industry organizations to assist with education and tech transfer activities.

In May, The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center launched VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America.

For more information on DeepCwind click here: DEEPCWIND

Habib Dagher is the Director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center in Orono. The Center is a world leader in the development of cost-effective, high performance hybrid composite materials for construction applications.

For more information on the Center click here: ADVANCED STRUCTURES & COMPOSITES CENTER

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