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Accession Number DE13-1104633
Title Acoustic Modeling for Aqua Ventus I Off Monhegan Island, ME.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 27p
Personal Author A. Copping J. Whiting L. Hanna N. Dechello
Abstract The DeepCwind consortium, led by the University of Maine, was awarded funding under the US Department of Energy's Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Program to develop two floating offshore wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine equipped with Goldwind 6 MW direct drive turbines, as the Aqua Ventus I project. The Goldwind turbines have a hub height of 100 m. The turbines will be deployed in Maine State waters, approximately 2.9 miles off Monhegan Island; Monhegan Island is located roughly 10 miles off the coast of Maine. In order to site and permit the offshore turbines, the acoustic output must be evaluated to ensure that the sound will not exceed regulatory or other established thresholds of disturbance for residents on Monhegan Island. This initial assessment of the acoustic output focuses on the sound of the turbines in air by assuming a sound source level appropriate to the proposed direct drive turbines and applying a sound propagation model to estimate sound pressure levels on Monhegan Island.
Keywords Acoustics
Aqua Ventus I project
Maine
Modeling
Monhegan Island(Maine)
Offshore
Pressure levels
Sound waves
Wind turbines

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
63A - Acoustic Detection
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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