Dagher quoted in Engineering News Record about offshore wind in Maine

In an article about offshore and onshore wind projects moving forward in Maine, Engineering News Record interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, about the U.S. Interior Department approving a 9,700-acre floating turbine research site in a deepwater federal tract in the Gulf of Maine last month. Dagher said the approval “opens the door … to continue development of the first floating turbine research array in the U.S., bringing floating wind closer to reality. It will help evaluate environmental and fishing impacts, while scaling up the production of the concrete hull technology, and training the workforce needed to start a new industry.”