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The Business Network for Offshore Wind recently recognized the long-standing contributions of Keystone Engineering to the offshore wind industry with the 2016 Business Network for Offshore Wind Member of the Year Award.
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Keystone Engineering started 28 years ago with its early business servicing the oil and gas industry. However, the company saw how the relevance of its oil and gas experience could be translated to the emerging offshore wind sector. It has since devoted its expertise and commitment as a pioneer to the U.S. offshore wind industry through its initial work with Long Island, then winning recognition from Carbon Trust with its innovative twisted jacket. Keystone’s reputation lead to its involvement in the Cape Wind project, today’s successful Block Island project by Deep Water Wind, and the planned projects of Fisherman’s
Energy in New Jersey, as well as the potential Virginia Demonstration Project.
“Keystone Engineering has demonstrated its innovation, vision, diversification and resilience to early setbacks by the U.S. offshore wind industry, and has also helped the nation by matching design to meet the abilities of the growing U.S. supply chain,” said Liz Burdock, Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
On hand to accept the award was Rudy Hall, Keystone’s Co-Founder and Ben Foley, Keystone GM of Offshore Renewables. Hall said of the award, “We are honored to receive this recognition from the Network. The Keystone team has worked diligently to help make offshore wind a reality in the US.”
The timing and location of the award is especially significant, as just 25 miles away the first offshore wind farm in the US is preparing to come online next month and provide power to Block Island. Keystone designed the jacket foundations for the groundbreaking project, which is being heralded as the turning point for offshore wind in the US.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind Member of the Year Award is presented to the member company that provides technical input into developing solutions that shape government programs and standards setting, volunteers time and resources, and engages in partnerships to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry. Previous recipients of the award include Cianbro and Apex Companies, LLC.