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Floating offshore wind power could be the key to reaching decarbonization targets

August 22, 2023

By Ralph Kurth, Phaedra Taiarol and Ivor Shaw

Ralph Kurth, Phaedra Taiarol, and Ivor Shaw were featured in Windpower Engineering & Development to explore the future of floating offshore wind power

The energy transition is driving the development of offshore wind power around the world to provide communities with reliable clean power and prevent harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

While fixed turbines work well on the East Coast of the US, they will not work in most regions on the West Coast. Why? Because the water is too deep for traditional fixed turbines. This is where floating offshore wind farms come into play.

Want to learn more? Check out the full article in Windpower Engineering & Development.

  • Ralph Kurth

    Ralph is currently focused on HVDC transmission systems, ac substations, and their automation systems. He has served as technical advisor, project manager, and commissioning manager on several technically advanced projects around the world.

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  • Phaedra Taiarol

    Phaedra has experience with high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems, high voltage cables, power system studies, and substation grounding studies and design.

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  • Ivor Shaw

    Ivor specializes in power projects including wind and hydroelectric. To these projects he applies experience in management, design, evaluation, procurement, construction management, and commissioning.

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