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Worley Group secures contract for wind developments in New York

Worley offshore

Advisian Worley Group has secured a contract to provide project advisory services to the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in the capacity of Buyer’s Engineer, the company announced this Monday.

Firstly, the contract came for Worley after the offshore program of the NYSERDA; as the state of New York has pledge to achieve 9 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2035.

Secondly, as part of that goal, the authority is procuring contracts for the purchase and sale of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (ORECs); and associated infrastructure agreements with developers.

Thirdly, Worley got one of those contracts to act as a Buyer’s Engineer; consequently, it will be providing project management services related to its OREC contract management; and also related technical support to the NYSERDA.

Moreover, the role of Worley will be vital for the state to secure 70 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and a zero-emission electricity sector by 2040.

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Worley to also provide environmental studies for the NYSERDA

In addition, Gary Leatherman, VP of Power Advisory of Worley Group, said about the contract. “We are proud to support NYSERDA as they take great strides to develop offshore wind as a viable renewable energy source on the east coast. This program is yet another step towards our shared goals to deliver a more sustainable world.”

On the other hand, Worley was also selected by the states authority to team with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); and The Brattle Group, Inc. on a Great Lakes Wind Feasibility Study for New York.

Furthermore, the crew will examine and assess interconnections; also, port infrastructure; wind technologies, site conditions, geohazards; also, wind resources, environmental, maritime, economic; as well as workforce, and social aspects of wind development in Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Therefore, the team will prepare the pathways for permits, development and environmental sensitivity models. According to specialized media, Worley group will be particularly in charge of the environmental, regulatory, and user conflict studies.

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