Gulf Wind Technology and Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) announced yesterday that they have partnered up for the offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico.
As offshore O&G sector experiences highest growth in a decade, many companies and governments are taking initiatives to join the promising field. The wind turbine rotor technology specialist in the United States, GWT, has strategically partnered with Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell), through a $10 million investment by the energy company, in the creation of the Shell Gulf Wind Technology Accelerator program.
Wind resources in the Gulf region are more variable than what you find on the east coast where most of US offshore wind development activity is currently happening.
…said James Martin, CEO of GWT
The collaboration includes deployment of novel technologies to a demonstrator turbine as early as 2024, designed to develop, test and implement the first suite of optimized technical solutions for a Gulf of Mexico-specific wind turbine.
The Shell Gulf Wind Technology Accelerator will be a key enabler for wind in the region, combining research and development of new technologies with the Gulf’s first technology-focused education and training facility for workforce development aimed at accelerating the Gulf of Mexico offshore wind learning curve.
As the global economy transitions to clean energy, Louisiana is ready to lead the way, creating jobs and diversifying our economy in the process
…said John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana
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