Keuka Research & Development, of the Keuka Energy Group of Companies, has moved from R&D into the U.S. offshore wind arena. The 175-MW wind-power generation project, now under construction at its facility in Palatka, Florida, will soon be based out of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Project completion is scheduled for 2023, at which time it is expected to produce the first utility-scale stored energy. It will also be the first offshore project to produce liquid air instead of electricity.
Testing of the first cold-store working unit will happen by June 2018.
ABS and Bureau Veritas are in the concept design review process of both Keuka Energy’s V-shaped liquid air storage/wind turbine platform, which will be anchored well offshore, and its 300-ton hybrid service vessel, the Tara Allen, which went under construction in 2015 at the Palatka facility.