Va. Approves Gamesa's Pilot Offshore Wind Turbine

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT) -- Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa Energy Inc. has received approval from Virginia officials to build what will likely be the first offshore wind project in the U.S., Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday.

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously to approve a 479-foot-tall, 5-megawatt prototype turbine in the lower Chesapeake Bay, about three miles offshore. The design still needs the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard, the governor's office said.

Gamesa will pay a one-time royalty of $52,667 for...
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