Trident – Morro Bay Offshore Wind Farm 765 MW – California - Project Profile
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Trident Winds LLC (Trident) is planning to construct an offshore wind farm near Hearst Castle, 33 nautical miles northwest of Morro Bay, California, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 765MW offshore wind farm on 27,503.65ha of lands in water depths of 2,600-3,300 feet. It includes the construction of substations and related infrastructure, the installation of 100 floating offshore wind systems (FOWS) each up to 183m height (and each supporting a turbine that could produce up to 8MW), power control units and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
Bodington & Company has been appointed as the financial adviser for the project.
On October 13, 2015, Trident signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the City of Morro Bay (CoMB) for the project development.
In November 2015, Trident filed early paperwork with Morro Bay City officials for a plan to install 100 FOWS.
In December 2015, Trident held Public Information Session for an introduction of the project to local people.
DP Energy, Enpower Corporation, Forristall Ocean Engineering, Herrera Environmental Consultants, National Renewable Energy Lab, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Quanta Services have expressed their interest to develop the project. However, Trident is yet to announce the final development team.
On January 14, 2016, Trident, along with participants who have expressed an interest in the project, submitted an unsolicited request for a United States Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) commercial lease of 27,503ha area to U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
On March 21, 2016, BOEM has completed an initial review of an unsolicited lease request and is in the process to issue a Federal Register Notice to determine if there is competitive interest in the area. The Notice also requests the public and interested stakeholders to comment and provide information on site conditions, commercial, military or other uses of the area and potential impacts of the proposed project.
In August 2016, BOEM issued a Request for Interest in a lease area requested by Trident for the proposed project. The primary purpose of this announcement is for BOEM to determine if there are any other parties interested in leasing the proposed part of the ocean under BOEM control. If, other entities submit a lease application, BOEM will proceed with a competitive leasing process. The lease application and public comment period is open for 30 days and ends on September 15, 2016.
Trident filed a lease request with City of Morro Bay for the development of the project.
The project involves the construction of a 765MW offshore wind farm near Hearst Castle, California, the US.
The US$4,500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a substation
2. Installation of 100 floating offshore wind systems
3. Installation of 7MW-8MW turbines generators
4. Installation of transformers
5. Laying of transmission lines
6. Construction of related infrastructure
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