Natural Power and Keystone Engineering have teamed together to pursue and work on technical consultancy and advisory business prospects in the offshore wind sector in the United States.
According to them, the cooperation will allow both parties to benefit from each other’s experience and skills.
It was also done as a group to assure a higher degree of certification for providing services to both project developers and investors.
Jim Adams, president of Natural Power’s North American business, said “At Natural Power, we’re well-suited to support utility-scale offshore wind projects with our track record in the successful delivery of due diligence and experience in technical analysis.
“Coupled with Keystone’s knowledge and expertise in offshore wind foundation and structure design, development and construction, we have the basis for a really strong partnership to serve the needs of the market.”
Keystone and Natural Power will be able to provide a broader range of technical services to offshore wind clients as a result of their collaboration.
Desktop reviews and feasibility studies, site and technology selection assistance, resource characterisation and energy yield estimation, owner’s engineering services, front end engineering and design, lenders technical advisory services, M&A due diligence, Independent Engineering, and federal and state permitting assistance are all part of this package.
Adam Rogge, CEO of Keystone Engineering, remarked “Keystone Engineering has been engaged in the international offshore wind market for nearly 20 years and from the early days of Cape Wind in the US.
“Keystone spearheaded the engineering development of the offshore wind industry in the US and designed the foundations for Block Island Wind farm.
“Now that offshore wind has finally come to fruition in the US, we are excited to partner with Natural Power in providing a wider array of services and helping clients to minimize contractor interfaces.”
Natural Power has announced that it has provided technical advising services on over 100GW of renewable energy projects in North America, with 2021 being the company’s busiest year to yet.
The team supports a variety of clients, including institutional investors and banks, developers, asset owners, power producers and utilities, as well as government organisations, from its three US offices in New York, Seattle, and the Denver area, delivering services throughout the region and beyond.
In addition to technology demonstration projects in Europe, Keystone Engineering has worked on practically every advanced-stage US offshore wind project to date.
By focusing on constructability, efficiency, and reduced CAPEX and OPEX, Keystone’s extensive experience with US regulations and CVA interface, as well as providing innovative engineering solutions, provides a key advantage in the development, pre-FEED, detailed design, and construction support stages of offshore windfarms.