Stantec to conduct enviro assessment for Skipjack wind project off Maryland
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Deepwater Wind has hired Canadian design firm Stantec Inc (TSE:STN) to lead the environmental assessment for the 120-MW Skipjack wind project off the coast of Maryland.
Stantec said today that its team in Laurel, Maryland, will collaborate with local biologists, engineers, marine archaeologists and other researchers to carry out extensive marine and environmental assessments. In order to facilitate the project’s state and federal permitting efforts, Stantec will get help from Maryland-based environmental firms, it added.
The proposed wind park will be located 19.5 miles (31.4km) northeast off Ocean City’s coastline, consisting of 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system.
In May 2017, the project received a “Qualified Offshore Wind Project” status by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PUC) that entitled it to get offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) at a levelised price of USD 131.93 (EUR 113.1) per MWh for a term of 20 years.