The Gulf Offshore Wind or ‘GO-Wind’ project was submitted for consideration by a Baryonyx led consortium comprising leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens AG, South Texas based offshore fabricator Keppel-Amfels, and U.K. based Offshore Design Engineering. Our lead academic partner is Texas A&M University.
Ian Hatton, CEO of Baryonyx said “a key objective of this initiative is to show how the unit cost of energy from offshore wind can be driven down. The combination of an excellent wind resource, efficient large capacity turbines and the ‘know-how’
Baryonyx was able to bring first-hand experience of ground-breaking offshore wind development to the ‘GO-Wind’ proposal. Its management team conceived, undertook environmental impact assessment, obtained permits and developed the industry leading ‘Ormonde’ project located on the UK’s west coast. ‘Ormonde’ is considered by industry as an exemplar of the next generation of offshore wind farm development comprising larger generation capacity, 5 MW turbines on ‘jacket’ type structures. There, from an early stage, the team partnered with Offshore Design Engineering who ensured Ormonde was delivered safely, on-time and on-budget.
Subsequent to the agreement of a contract with the DoE, the next key step for the ‘GO-Wind’ project will be to initiate the environmental assessment studies under the supervision of the US Army Corps of Engineers. “The public consultation process for the project was recently completed by the USACE. Constructive feedback from many interested organisations and individuals was received and this information will be used to shape the assessment studies needed before a decision to install the ‘GO-Wind’ demonstration project can be made” said Ian Hatton.
Ian Hatton, Chief Executive Officer
106 E.Sixth Street, Suite 900,
Austin, Texas 78701, USA
Notes to Editors
1) Further information about Baryonyx can be found at www.baryonyxcorp.com
2) Baryonyx Corporation is a privately owned company incorporated in the State of Texas seeking to bring innovative renewable energy solutions to the State and the country.
3) Baryonyx’s business concept seeks to use renewable energy as the foundation for establishing vertically integrated business structures which include a component that is high energy consumptive. Examples being green powered data centers and ocean desalination projects.
4) Baryonyx Corporation holds three offshore wind development leases administered by TGLO
(Texas General Land Office). Two of those leases were subject of a USACE permit application in 2011:
• Rio Grande South – off Cameron County, Gulf of Mexico – 19,794 acres
• Rio Grande North – off Cameron County, Gulf of Mexico – 21,673 acres
Public consultation and Environmental Impact Statement scoping were completed in September 2012 under the direction of the USACE.
5) The ‘GO-Wind Project proposal was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy under FOA 410 in June 2012.
The submission partnership comprised:
Texas A&M University
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