Dong Energy has secured leases for two offshore windfarms in the US, which are expected to have installed capacity of more than 1,000MW each.

The offshore wind facilities, Bay State and Ocean Wind, are located off the coasts of Massachusetts and New Jersey, respectively.

Global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services Lloyd’s Register has used its expertise from subsidiary SGC Engineering to support Dong Energy in the evaluation of the Bay State project, with its offshore site and export cable route geophysical and hydrographic surveys.

Dong Energy's official Malgorzata Zorawinska said: “The offshore wind energy industry is less mature in the US than in Europe and our focus is very much on being smarter from the start.

"The offshore wind energy industry is less mature in the US than in Europe."

“As the global leader in its field, Dong Energy can apply significant experience, knowledge, and lessons learned through its own in-house expertise and with trusted partners such as Lloyd’s Register.”

Being a critical part of the early windfarm construction phases, route surveys help assess the narrow seabed corridor that contains export cables used to supply power onshore from the facility.

Lloyd’s Register's geoscience manager Michael Cousins said: “Being strategically located in the region with related electrical engineering, marine geoscience, and survey capability allows us to readily apply our knowledge and mobilise resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner, which are undoubtedly important factors as the industry in the US starts to develop.”

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