Perspective is everything. Great feats of American engineering and infrastructure have never been created by just one person or one company, but rather, they’re the collective product of many people working together over many years to produce a monumental accomplishment.
The offshore wind infrastructure arising now in the United States Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico offshore is no different as the product of multi-level cooperation, technological advancement and engineering prowess.
Only a few months ago when Guice Offshore used our innovative Walk to Work system to bring technicians to work on the foundations of America’s first fully commercial offshore wind tower, it looked gigantic enough—even from the expansive deck of our 150-ft. mini supply vessel, GO Liberty.
But fast forward to the fully completed tower (pictured) and its epic enormity is fully evident as the 13-megawatt (MW) turbine came to life with a 220-meter (722-foot) rotor and 107-meter (351-foot) blades for a finished size of 248 meters (814 feet) high.
To learn more about the GE Haliade-X turbine, click here.
To read about the history and engineering behind the GE Haliade-X turbine, click here.
A chart showing the relative size comparison of the tower to other monumental world structures is shown here.
As offshore wind energy technology has progressed since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—and generate more energy.
Guice Offshore Has the Jones Act-Qualified Vessels To Help Meet America’s Offshore Wind Industry Needs
Guice Offshore’s growing fleet of Jones Act-compliant, dynamically positioned offshore supply vessels, mini supply vessels and platform vessels is well positioned to help meet our nation’s wind energy infrastructure installation and service goal deadlines, whether it’s crew transfer, service, cable laying, subsea work like scour protection or equipment transportation.
Guice Offshore vessels are well-maintained, well-manned and feature ample accommodations and sought-after equipment such as A-frames, cranes, winches, moonpools, deck sockets and essentials to facilitate a spectrum of highly specialized offshore projects.
We hold strategic partnerships throughout the United States and maintain our highly capable vessels in accessible locations for quick response to myriad needs of the many specialty industries we serve, including Offshore Wind.
Headquartered in Covington, Louisiana with an operations base in Lafayette, Louisiana and a northeastern Rhode Island office, Guice Offshore operates a 15-vessel fleet of U.S. Flag offshore vessels that includes Subchapter L & I mini supply vessels, multi-purpose and platform vessels in the 150-ft, 170-ft and 205-ft class with DP1 and DP2 certifications.
Guice Offshore operates from coast to coast in North America and select international locales.
Additionally, our subsidiary, GO Marine Services, a catering and offshore labor contractor, supports mission requirements that help minimize mobilization time and expense for Guice Offshore customers with special services like marine riggers, roustabouts and certified protected species observers in compliance with marine mammal regulatory requirements.
For charter inquiries, please contact David Scheyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 273-2769.