Providing lead regulatory, permitting, and technical consulting services along the East Coast
With a large-scale energy transformation and a clean energy revolution underway throughout the country, offshore wind has become a significant contributor to meeting the need for renewable energy. Offshore wind developers are competing to meet ambitious clean energy goals. Successful project development hinges on the ability to navigate complex federal, state, and local regulations, and on a thoughtful approach to address stakeholder concerns.
VHB is committed to a clean energy future. Our experienced offshore wind professionals partner with developers, local and state regulators, supply chain firms, and trade organizations to provide leading-edge industry guidance and insight into the challenges and complexities facing offshore wind development. A recognized leader in providing regulatory, permitting, and technical consulting services, VHB has been involved in many of the earliest U.S. offshore wind projects, from managing the development of Construction and Operations Plans and preparing federal, state, and local permit applications, to asset evaluation and the redevelopment of coastal properties.
As the lead regulatory, permitting, and technical consultant, VHB delivers:
Site Selection Services
Surveys & Assessments
Site Assessment & Construction and Operations Plan Development
Federal, State & Local Permitting
Stakeholder Outreach & Engagement
Transmission & Grid Interconnection Planning, Analysis & Permitting
Port and Substation Civil Design & Permitting
Local, Regional & State Supply Chain Support
VHB understands the complex regulatory framework of the offshore wind market, as well as commercial, regional and community intricacies, partnering with firms that complement our capabilities to facilitate the advancement of offshore wind projects. Our integrated approach considers a project’s full lifecycle from project planning through post-construction monitoring while developing and implementing strategic, data-informed solutions that streamline the process. We work as an extension of our clients’ teams to address land use issues, infrastructure challenges, and regulatory specifications.
Professional Guidance for U.S. Offshore Wind Development
VHB’s Energy solutions support the advancement of offshore wind development through our knowledge of the industry's regulatory environment and stakeholder concerns. Our experienced team employs cutting-edge technology and works nimbly to meet clients' demands in a timely and efficient manner. Throughout a project, we partner with local development authorities, municipalities, and state agencies to build trust, streamline approvals, and promote stakeholder buy-in.