Peabody, Massachusetts. TÜV SÜD America Inc. is pleased to announce that Cape Wind, the leading offshore wind developer in the U.S. has signed a Consulting Services Agreement with the North America division of PMSS one of Europe's most respected offshore wind consulting firms, and a part of the TÜV SÜD group.
Under the agreement, PMSS will assist Cape Wind with a team of experts and know-how to supplement the already strong capability of the Cape Wind project management team. The PMSS staff will be a collaboration of both U.S. engineers and consultants and U.K. offshore wind experts, and will provide industry-leading expertise in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and other strategic advice.
Today's announcement follows the recent financing milestone, when Cape Wind signed a term sheet to engage The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as its Coordinating Lead Arranger of the commercial bank portion of the total debt financing for the 468MW offshore wind farm.
"We are tremendously pleased to be assisting Cape Wind with the realization of North America's first commercial-scale offshore wind energy project. Cape Wind is the flagship U.S. project, has an outstanding project team, and we are thrilled to be part of the team on the ramp-up to financial close and into construction," said Sebastian Chivers, Senior Vice-President at PMSS and head of the firm's New York City offices.
"We are pleased to bring PMSS and their offshore wind experience onboard to help make Cape Wind a success. PMSS will also further facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience to the U.S. that is required to build a domestic offshore wind industry," said Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind.
Cape Wind expects to complete project financing and begin construction by the end of the year.
For more information, please visit www.capewind.org.
TÜV SÜD offers comprehensive, customized services for wind energy systems including type certification, site assessment, wind-farm certification, and wind-farm due diligence to ensure safety, reliability, and profitability of wind turbines. For more information about Wind Energy Services from TÜV SÜD America, visit www.tuv-sud-america.com/wind.
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About Project Management Support Services Limited
PMSS, headquartered in Romsey, Hampshire, U.K., has subsidiaries in Germany and the U.S. PMSS has been at the forefront of the offshore wind industry for nearly 15 years. Their multi-national team has real, practical experience of over 50,000 MW of offshore wind experience during development, construction, and operations phases. Its range of services covers project development and realization, due diligence reviews, planning and control of occupational health & safety, and environmental protection measures for wind power, particularly offshore wind farms.
About TÜV SÜD America Inc.
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, Munich, Germany, is a leading globally recognized testing, inspection, and certification organization. TÜV SÜD America's Industry Service division offers a variety of global conformity assessment services that help ensure a product's acceptance and success in the global marketplace. Industry Service's full suite of services includes wind and renewable energy services, engineering, construction, and repair services for the power and process industries, consulting, third-party inspection, testing & certification. The Industry Service division also provides Notified Body services through its parent organization TÜV SÜD Group, a Notified Body for the PED and TPED, and other EU Directives.