of Delaware and Gamesa Technology Corporation joined forces to install a utility-scale 2-megawatt (2-MW) wind turbine at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. The joint venture, First State Marine Wind, is a partnership between UD-owned Blue Hen Wind and Gamesa USA.
This partnership came about because of synergies that emerged from wind research being conducted at UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and College of Engineering, the State of Delaware’s interest in offshore wind, the City of Lewes’ interest in innovative energy opportunities, and Gamesa’s interest in improving its understanding of the effects of marine conditions such as salt spray on turbine coatings, corrosion, and avian impacts. More
Information gained from
this land-based turbine
will help inform the
establishment of the first offshore wind turbines in the Americas. UD scientists and policy specialists are working hand-in-hand with industry to address logistical, engineering, and policy constraints that are currently slowing down getting “steel in the water.”
Please visit our News and Events page to learn more about steps that we are taking to continue the momentum for offshore wind here in the U.S.
- Turbine Operational
- Construction Completed
- Construction Begins
- City of Lewes Approves MOU
- UD, Gamesa Finalize Agreement