in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Lake Erie Development Corp. (LEEDCo) says it will use a 90-foot jack-up barge to perform soil borings and geophysical analyses of the lake bed for the future sight of Icebreaker, a freshwater offshore wind project located off the coast of Cleveland.

On May 4, LEEDCo will unload a drill onto the barge, which will then head seven miles out into Lake Erie, where LEEDCo plans to erect five to nine 3 MW wind turbines in 2016. LEEDCo says the work  will be performed for about one week. 

According to LEEDCo, the borings will be used to complete a soil profile of the lake bed in order to tailor project construction plans to the Lake Erie environment. 

LEEDCo has already received a critical round of investment and is competing with six other offshore wind projects for additional federal investment. This geotechnical work represents a significant milestone for Icebreaker and will help the project stand out against its competition, the developer notes.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995