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ESS Assists in Completion of Cape Wind Geophysical Surveys

May 12, 2014 – Boston, MA – As announced by Cape Wind Associates (CWA) today, ESS Group, Inc. will continue to support CWA in completing high resolution geophysical surveys of the project site and offshore cable routes, as required by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Lease to Cape Wind.

Survey vessels equipped with a variety of geophysical instruments will survey the seafloor and subsea geology on Horseshoe Shoal and along the offshore cable route. ESS is serving as the on-board client representative during survey activities as well as providing protected species observers for monitoring of marine mammals and sea turtles.

ESS, which has served as the lead environmental consultant since the Cape Wind project’s inception in 2001, will be joined by three other Massachusetts-based firms to complete the surveys. Alicia Barton, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center stated, "With the development of the Cape Wind project comes the opportunity for Massachusetts to become the premiere hub of U.S. offshore wind development. This first-mover status means that more and more jobs like these will come to Massachusetts, which is home to many companies with expertise in marine services. We’re proud to see them tapped for this first-in-the-nation project."

View Cape Wind’s official press release.

 

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