Offshore Wind Energy Seminar Series - Bill Wall, Atlantic Wind Connection
Friday, April 11, 2014
Rm. 0110, Glenn L. Martin Hall
301 405 1107
The Weakest (or the Strongest) Link – Submarine Power Cable"
The US Mid-Atlantic region is home to one of the most powerful offshore wind resources in the world. Just 15 to 20 miles offshore there is enough wind energy to supply millions of homes with clean, renewable power. Geographically, it is perfect for offshore wind, with a relatively gently sloping continental shelf and relatively shallow waters, perfect for offshore wind generation. Now, how to bring all that power to shore in a safe and efficient efficient manner? Enter the Submarine Power Cable an often maligned but mature discipline that, if treated correctly, will give many years of uninterrupted service.
Bill Wall has over 40 years of worldwide offshore marine construction experience specializing in submarine cable and marine utility projects. He has held positions ranging from sales, marketing, project management, contract negotiation and project implementation in the marine construction industry; including his previous positions at offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind, Caldwell Marine International, General Dynamics, Cable & Wireless PLC and British Telecom. He is currently the Marine Operations Director at The Atlantic Wind Connection. Having worked on projects as diverse as: offshore wind farm installation, cable repair/installation, pipeline projects and offshore oil & gas drilling he is well versed in the planning process and day to day operational aspects of marine construction projects. Mr. Wall received his Final Certificate from the City & Guilds Engineering Institute of London.