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UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Partners Launch First Offshore Wind Turbine in North America

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VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine to be deployed off the coast of North America, was launched in Brewer May 31 by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners.

The event was hosted by Cianbro in Brewer, Maine. Among the dignitaries on hand for the ceremony were Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Angus King, Rep. Michael Michaud, Jose Zayas of the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page, UMaine Executive Vice President and Provost Susan Hunter, Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue and Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

A news release issued by the Energy Department is online.

A news release issued by UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center also is online.

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Contact: Elizabeth Viselli, 207.581.2831

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