Offshore Wind Center Opens in Virginia

February 11, 2011

Officials from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and Gamesa Technology Corp. have opened the Offshore Wind Technology Center in Chesapeake.

The center is designing prototypes for the next generation of offshore wind systems in the United States. The companies have about 50 engineers working on the wind turbine project.

The team's first goal is to install two prototypes -- one onshore and one offshore for comprehensive testing -- by the end of 2012.

The Interior Department has identified hundreds of square miles of ocean along the coasts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey in which it wants to spur wind energy development.

The Energy Department has also pledged to spend $50 million developing wind energy technology.

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