Geotechnical, Marine, and Coastal Design Solutions for Marshaling Ports to meet US Offshore Wind Power Policy Targets
At a Glance
The challenge ahead for the U.S. market is to develop enough marshalling area for long-term, large-scale, and economically efficient use by the OSW industry. The demand for investing in redeveloping port infrastructure that can enable the logistics of lifting and moving heavy offshore wind power components by specialty vessels is at an all-time high. Federal, state and private funding is becoming available for redeveloping our ports.
GZA has been working on engineering design teams providing geotechnical, marine, and coastal engineering services for port owners, contractors, and OSW developers on several offshore wind ports on the east coast. The geotechnical, marine, and coastal engineering solutions that are available to improve the load capacity of ports and waterfront properties for the OSW industry are discussed.