UMaine Advancing VolturnUS Floating Offshore Wind Technology


The University of Maine has been selected to receive $12.5 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to advance the research and development of its VolturnUS + floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) technology. 

This funding, which was completed under the ARPA-E ATLANTIS program, will enable UMaine to continue innovating in the field of floating offshore wind turbines with goals of further reducing costs through innovation and accelerating industrialization.

The new VolturnUS + technology builds upon UMaine’s semi-submersible concrete hull technology and includes features such as motion mitigation.  

The ATLANTIS (Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control) program aims to develop more efficient FOWTs.

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