Marine Link
Monday, July 16, 2018

BOEM Receives Lease Requests for HI Floating Wind Projects

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 20, 2015

 A map of the proposed northwest project area (Image courtesy of BOEM)

A map of the proposed northwest project area (Image courtesy of BOEM)

 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it has received two unsolicited lease requests for proposed floating wind projects offshore Oahu, Hawaii.

 

The requests are now available on the BOEM website.

 

An unsolicited lease request is a submission received by BOEM seeking access to develop an energy resource on federal offshore submerged lands that is not in response to a formal call for interest. Receipt of an unsolicited lease request by BOEM is the earliest step in a process that includes environmental analysis and stakeholder engagement.

 

The requests were received on January 22, 2015 from AW Hawaii Wing, LLC (AWH) for the Oahu Northwest Project and the Oahu South Project. According to the BOEM website, "each project proposes an offshore wind facility with a capacity of 408 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generated by 51 floating 8MW wind turbines."

 

Also included on the BOEM website are notes and presentations from past BOEM Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meetings and relevant information on offshore renewable energy activities.

 

A BOEM Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting will be scheduled in the near future to discuss the lease requests and other topics, BOEM said.

 

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Jul 2018 - Marine Communications Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News