DNV is appointed as CVA for Cape Wind

Houston - DNV is appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the US. The role of DNV as CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities.

US regulations require that offshore wind developers submit a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and also require that an independent third party organization is appointed to verify and certify structural aspects of the wind farm installation. As the CVA, DNV will maintain an independent role throughout the project, "essentially acting as BOEMRE's eyes and ears" according to Shashikant Sarada, DNV's Project Manager for Cape Wind CVA project.

On April 19, 2011, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced approval of Cape Wind Energy project Construction and Operations Plan. During this announcement, BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich points out that after a thorough review, "we are confident that this offshore commercial wind project, - the first in the nation- can move forward. This will spur innovation and investment in our nation's infrastructure, especially renewable energy."

DNV's Christian Nerland, Head of Cleaner Energy adds "We know how important the Cape Wind project is for the US and the development of the offshore wind industry in the US. I can assure you that DNV will bring its depth of experience, and the lessons learned, from the offshore wind industry in Europe and around the world to help the US industry to jump start its offshore wind business."

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