From initial marine cable route surveys to support in the development of tower base fabrication, component staging, and operations & maintenance (O&M) facilities, McLaren’s marine and survey teams are at the forefront of offshore wind support.
Staying ahead of the rapid pace of green energy development in the Northeast, Marine Engineers, Nicole Kapasakis and Matt Yamasaki, P.E., P.Eng., PMP were chosen to take part in New York State’s Offshore Wind Training Institute’s (OWTI) summer program.
The in-depth program developed at Stony Brook University, focused on fundamentals of offshore wind in a modular format and spanned issues from US. and NYS energy and climate policy to wind turbine aerodynamics, operation issues, future climate change, impacts on marine life, and preparing the grid for offshore wind.
More About The Program: The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched New York’s OWTI to train 2,500 workers as part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S. Through a partnership between SUNY’s Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University on Long Island, the $20 million investment in the state’s new training institute will advance offshore wind training programs and educational infrastructure needed to establish a skilled workforce that can support the emerging national offshore wind industry.