US Wind, a Baltimore-based developer of wind energy projects, announced it has selected two Baltimore firms for a range of specialized services for its offshore wind energy projects.
Strum Contracting Company (SCC), one of the companies selected by US Wind, will provide welding services for the installation of the meteorological tower that is used to collect information such as wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, and other environmental factors.
US Wind also contracted Baltimore-based Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) for the procurement and installation of instrumentation and power equipment for the meteorological tower. The data collected through this equipment will be used for the final design, financing and a performance warranty of the wind farm.
MAPC will procure and install sensors to be placed on the steel lattice meteorological tower for wind measurement, wind direction, air temperature, air pressure, precipitation, relative humidity, lightning detection, and bat detection.
In addition, an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) will be used to measure water current velocities. MAPC will be also responsible for the Collision Avoidance Equipment and the Power System.