ECOncrete joins prestigious Business Network for Offshore Wind to help deliver ecological offshore wind revolution
- Acceptance into the Business Network for Offshore Wind confirms ECOncrete’s scientifically backed bio-enhancing solutions as best practice for offshore wind development
- ECOncrete recent offshore projects include deployment of ECOncrete Articulated Concrete Mattresses for ecological cable protection for Vineyard Wind
- Biodiversity uplift generated by ECOncrete subsea cable protection demonstrated with monitoring findings in Atlantic Ocean project.
Monday 10 July 2023, ECOncrete today announced it has been accepted as a member of the prestigious US Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW).
The influential and respected BNOW’s mission is to develop the US offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain. The network partners with industry and government to build an innovative value chain to create and sustain jobs, benefiting local economies and to ensure the development of a cost-effective clean energy portfolio.
Being accepted into BNOW is a significant vote of confidence in ECOncrete’s scientifically proven, bio-enhancing nature-based solutions for offshore wind foundation and subsea cable protection solutions.
This acceptance into BNOW comes as local contractors are on site at Vineyard Wind 1 getting ready to deploy ECOncrete articulated concrete mattresses as construction gets underway.
The construction of Vineyard Wind 1 signals the beginning of US offshore wind revolution propelled by the US Government’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 2022 and Infrastructure Law 2021. The IRA appropriated USD$369 billion in new clean energy funding, including billions in tax credits for offshore wind manufacturing. These measures put the US on a trajectory to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.
In recent months the biodiversity uplift that ECOncrete’s subsea cable protection solutions provide was demonstrated when monitoring was carried out along a subsea interconnector cable between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands. Visual findings showed diverse marine wildlife flourishing along the cable in less than a year post-installation.
ECOncrete CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Ido Sella, says: “We are privileged to be part of the offshore industry supply chain in the US and Europe and play a full part in the offshore wind journey with ECOncrete’s bio-enhancing concrete technology that supports marine ecosystems uplift and biodiversity net gain. Providing the industry with applicable solutions for sustainable subsea cable protection and anti scouring systems is crucial in supporting needed ecosystem services ”.
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