Annapolis, MD – Orsted announced a new three-year partnership with the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS). With Orsted’s support, MITAGS has created a virtual offshore wind farm navigation simulator for mariners. The simulator allows mariners to experience piloting through a commercial-scale offshore wind farm.
The facility, which is located in Linthicum Heights, Maryland will give mariners an opportunity to experience navigating through a virtual simulation of Orsted’s Ocean Wind and Revolution Wind projects. Ocean Wind will be located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey and is the largest project in orsted’s portfolio at 1,100 MW. Revolution Wind is a 704 MW project and will be located approximately 15 miles south of the Rhode Island Coast. Currently, mariners do not have easily accessible opportunities to navigate through commercial-scale offshore wind farms without traveling to Europe.
“This innovative partnership with MITAGS has allowed us to enhance how we engage with our maritime stakeholders,” said John O’Keeffe, Head of Marine Affairs at 0rsted. “The reaction from mariners has been extremely positive and the experience is much more impactful than talking about navigation based on project charts. We’re looking forward to inviting more stakeholders in the coming months.”
“MITAGS simulation provides a “virtual reality” from the load port out to the offshore wind farms. This greatly enhances safety and efficiency. MITAGS is honored to partner with orsted in the advancement of offshore wind energy for the United States,” said Glen Paine, Executive Director of MITAGS.
MITAGS multiple bridge capabilities allow for up to six full-mission bridges, and six-part task to be integrated in one exercise. The simulation can be viewed remotely, in real time, by stakeholders that cannot travel due to pandemic restrictions.
About Orsted Offshore North America
The Orsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Orsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. In the United States, Orsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters. Ørsted has secured over 2,900 megawatts of additional capacity through five projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Orsted Offshore’s North American business is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. To learn more visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).
The Orsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. orsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,500 people. Orsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2019, the Group’s revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion). Visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.
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