In this Issue:
Thanksgiving Wishes to our Supporters, Partners, Customers, and Contractors
Thank you for supporting Mayflower Wind and the offshore wind industry as we transition to a net-zero carbon future. The upcoming year will feature continued action on design, engineering, and permitting of the SouthCoast Wind project. At key moments in the months ahead we will need your voice and collaboration to advance this complex work.
From Falmouth to Fall River and surrounds, Mayflower Wind is working to bring the state’s clean energy goals to reality while supporting the people and communities who help bring the benefits of renewable offshore wind energy to our shorelines.
We are grateful for your active involvement and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
First Office Hours Launched with Suppliers
On November 16th, Mayflower Wind hosted our first Office Hours at our new Fall River office, with a focus on the offshore wind supply chain. The event drew a diverse group of potential suppliers, ranging from international companies with years of experience in offshore wind, to local businesses interested in learning more about where they might fit into the industry. William Cotta, Mayflower Wind’s Supply Chain Manager, delivered a presentation and answered questions about supply chain needs for the SouthCoast Wind project and industry overall.
If you’re a supplier that was unable to attend the event, but is interested in learning more about working with Mayflower Wind, we encourage you to register on our Contractors and Suppliers page.
Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements of future Office Hours with different themes.
Talking Offshore Wind Farm Design and Cable Routing with IEEE Ocean Engineering Society
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Oceanic Engineering Society, Providence Chapter hosted on November 18th a thoughtful discussion about offshore wind farm design, cable routing and installation methods, and the data and science being deployed to successfully deliver the SouthCoast Wind project.
Mayflower Wind team members Tim Reiher, Offshore Export & Array Cables Package Manager, and Jeff Fodiak, Electrical Systems Lead, led the presentation. The audience included IEEE members from across Southern New England with a depth of knowledge regarding the full range of technologies related to the ocean.
We appreciate the informed questions and advocacy for monitoring and research that contribute to a better understanding of the marine environment.
U.S. BOEM Scoping Period Marks Key Permitting Milestone
On November 1st, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the SouthCoast Wind Project. The three public scoping meetings that were held over the last two weeks marked an important milestone in the project’s path to full federal licensing. Thank you to the supporters who came to the virtual meetings or submitted a written comment. Your support will help to ensure our project receives a favorable and timely review. We cannot thank you enough!
For those who were not able to attend one of the virtual meetings, written testimony will be accepted through December 1, 2021. Written comments can be submitted to “MAYFLOWER WIND COP EIS” and addressed to Program Manager, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy, 45600 Woodland Road (VAM-OREP), Sterling, Virginia 20166. BOEM also has an online portal where written comments can be filed http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. BOEM-2021-0062, click on the “Comment Now!” button to the right of the document link, enter your information and comment, then click “Submit.”
Direct link to Docket (BOEM-2021-0062).
Real Time Metocean Data Available
Mayflower Wind has partnered with the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) to share real-time weather and ocean data collected by the buoy for mariners and the scientific community to use. NERACOOS mission is to produce, integrate, and communicate high quality information that helps ensure safety, economic and environmental resilience, and sustainable use of the coastal ocean. Mayflower Wind’s floating buoy data will help to support these efforts and help to inform other research efforts in the Atlantic region. Visit NERACOOS to view the data!