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 MxDChris DufourDirector, Govt Business Development Non-Profit Plant Performance  MxD is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) in the Department of Commerce's NIST Manufacturing USA Program. We are focused on Digital Manufacturing and Cybersecurity, helping scale the adoption of secure digital technologies and workforce development solutions to US manufacturers. In our 10 years serving America's manufacturers, we have executed over 200 projects and multiple millions of dollars, transitioning specific applications of advanced manufacturing technology to our 300+ member network.

Our capabilities include a robust program management office, free cybersecurity resources, and a digital modernization engineering team capable of providing assessments on how to best adopt new technology on factory floors and increase productivity. We also produce the MxD Sensor Kit, a low-cost, easy-to-use kit capable of up to 40 different use cases in getting digital data collected on a shop floor. We aim to make these kits FREE to small manufacturers in the US and subsidized by federal and state programs. We also feature a 77,000-sq-ft Future Factory Floor in Chicago, Illinois, demonstrating several members' manufacturing technologies of the future. Our MxD Learn workforce development group has produced Hiring Guides and career pathways for manufacturing jobs of the future and curriculum to offer scalable training options for upskilling and reskilling.

As an ecosystem partner, we are interested in connecting with any organization seeking to advance DOE/WETO's goals of modernizing a domestic offshore wind energy team in the Great Lakes region. MxD is here to lead, organize, manage, and drive development of new technology, secure supply chains, and a skilled workforce of the future. Contact us if we can be of help.
Website: https://mxdusa.org

Email: chris.dufour@mxdusa.org

Phone: 3122816887

Address: 1415 N Cherry St, Chicago, IL, 60642, United States
IL
 Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.Onder AkinciAssociate Principal Large Business Market Barrier Removal Subtopic 1: Refinement and Innovation in Floating Platform Design, Manufacturing, and DeploymentSimpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national engineering firm with 700 employees in 9 U.S. offices covering the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts, as well as the West and Midwest. Our work covers structures of all types, including marine facilities, civil and infrastructure projects, energy (wind, nuclear, oil & gas, and solar), and industrial facilities.

We have long and extensive experience with the design, construction, and regulatory environment in the U.S. Our team consists of experts in the sizing, coupled analysis (using the most competent industry tools), and design of floating offshore wind foundations to lower the cost of energy at scale. SGH has a strong reputation for implementing practical yet innovative solutions in the energy industry and our approach to FOWT design embodies this philosophy.

SGH’s offshore wind/renewables team has led several world class projects in the U.S., U.K., and other parts of Europe. Key team member projects:
• Developed and designed three 15 MW floating platforms (a TLP, and two semi-submersibles) with passive controls systems (in collaboration with NASA) to mitigate large dynamic responses of the floaters, making the systems more robust in performance and cost efficiency. Experience included pre-FEED and FEED engineering of the floaters, mooring system / tendons (for TLP), and design of the dynamic power cable.
• The Dounreay Tri multi-turbine floating wind semisubmersible platform, a concept that supported two turbines, each producing 5 MW. Design work included pre-FEED, FEED and detailed engineering, including model testing of the floaters in the wind tunnel and wave basin. Our team members developed a novel methodology to design and test multiple turbine floaters.
• Supported the WindFloat Atlantic semi-submersible development, including design of the mooring and marine systems.

SGH’s team has great collaborative experience working with leading wind turbine OEMs to develop offshore wind designs / projects. Over the past ten years, our team has collaborated with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratory, the Maritime Research Institute in the Netherlands (for model testing of several floating wind technologies), the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop high-impact projects. We address the entirety of the value chain, to establish the economic viability of the overall project.
Website: www.sgh.com

Email: noakinci@sgh.com

Phone: 346.377.8514

Address: 2050 W. Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 1625, Houston, TX, 77042, United States
TX
 University of Nevada, RenoSherif ElfassAssociate Research Professor Academic System Validation and Risk Reduction  The Center of Civil Engineering Earthquake Research at the University of Nevada Reno has built a unique experimental facility for large-scale dynamic and static testing of soil-structure interaction problems. The design and construction of the facility were supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration as part of the DOE’s long-standing commitment to earthquake safety and resilience of critical infrastructure. The facility includes the nation's largest soil box. It is an octagonal biaxial laminar soil box in 19 layers with a total height of up to 15ft and a width of 21.5ft. The box is mounted onto a dedicated biaxial shake table to modeling multi-axial base excitation. This unique capability, along with the high-caliber plug-n-play data acquisition systems, sensors, and large-capacity hydraulic actuators, creates a unique setting to study the interaction characteristics of foundation systems and superstructures under various extreme loading conditions at a larger scale than before.
Website: https://www.unr.edu/cceer

Email: elfass@unr.edu

Phone: 7757846664

Address: 1664 N. Virginia St., CEE Dept MS258, Reno, NV, 89557, United States
NV
 Grand Summit GroupPeter CiullaPrincipal Small Business System Validation and Risk Reduction  Grand Summit Group is a registered small business providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and technical feasibility assessment and development of renewable energy and other cleantech technologies. These services help evaluate the fit of specific technologies to proposed applications, assess their overall efficacy and risk, and also provide expertise to further develop and commercialize these technologies. The company principal is Peter Ciulla, who has over 20 years of experience developing and scaling cleantech. He also has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Website: https://www.grandsummit.co/

Email: peter@grandsummit.co

Phone: 8182370788

Address: 2029 Verdugo Blvd, #820, Montrose, CA, 91020, United States
CA
 Delmar Systems, Inc.Jason PasternakTechnical Director - Americas Large Business System Validation and Risk Reduction Floating Offshore WindDelmar is an industry leader and preferred provider of offshore mooring services, from initial mooring system design through end-of-life decommissioning, and everything in between. Delmar has a strong R&D department, in which it heavily invests, which has resulted in the development of industry-leading innovations and enabling technologies. Delmar, including Vryhof products, has had substantial (and ongoing) involvement in the floating offshore wind industry to date and is interested in collaborative efforts that will further advance the industry.
Website: www.delmarsystems.com

Email: sales@delmarsystems.com

Phone: 8322527100

Address: 15011 Katy Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, TX, 77094, United States
TX
 CHW NRG RNDTravis GiesePresident Small Business Market Barrier Removal Offshore windproprietor , developer, founder
Website: Google.com

Email: chw.nrg.rnd@gmail.com

Phone: 1234567890

Address: 123 email me back street, kitty hawk, NC, 27949, United States
NC
 Lehigh UnivrsityMuhannad SuleimanProfessor Academic System Validation and Risk Reduction  At Lehigh, we have established a multi-directional testing facility that allow for investigating soil-foundation interaction subjected to operational and extreme loading conditions. The facility is named the Offshore Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Testing Facility. The facility also has real-time hybrid simulation capabilities. hybrid simulation allow for simulation the whole structure using analytical and experimental substructures. The analytical substructure is modeled numerical, while the experimental substructure is modeled physically in the lab. Both the experimental and analytical substructures are kinematically linked to represent the full structure. Our facility have outstanding capabilities with control systems, data acquisition and sensors that allow for detailed understanding of soil-foundation-structure interaction of offshore wind turbines. We have been conducting research of offshore wind turbines and other renewable energy systems.
Website: https://engineering.lehigh.edu/cee/faculty/770

Email: msuleiman@lehigh.edu

Phone: 610-758-2592

Address: 117 ATLSS Dr, Bethlehem, PA, 18015, United States
PA
 Tomorrow.ioLes LarteyDirector of Business Development Individual Plant Reliability Topic Area 6: Protecting Wind Fleet against LighteningTomorrow.io is revolutionizing the lightning alert process to reduce time wasted by providing pinpoint data on the location of the observed lighting and the track it’s taking. The result is eliminating downtime associated with lightning and improved reliability/performance of Wind Farms.

Tomorrow.io’s unmatched weather technology stack improves early warning and operational decision-making tools for operations managers. Our cutting-edge weather and climate security solutions is powered by proprietary weather intelligence, sophisticated AI-enabled modelling, and our own fleet of proprietary weather satellites
Website: Tomorrow.io

Email: Les.lartey@tomorrow.io

Phone: 7572569516

Address: 9 Channel Center St,, 7th Fl, Boston, MA, 02210, United States
MA
 University of HoustonHarish Sarma KrishnamoorthyAssociate Professor, ECE Department Academic Plant Reliability Offshore Wind- Expertise in power conversion for offshore energy systems, including wind, energy storage, etc.
- Solid State Transformers with low weight and volume, suitable for offshore wind.
- Reliability prediction and prognostic health management (PHM) in offshore systems.

*Please refer to our publications here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=bVvczqUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&authuser=1&sortby=pubdate
Website: https://pemsec.ece.uh.edu/researchprojects/2/

Email: hskrishn@uh.edu

Phone: 7137437382

Address: 4226 Martin Luther King Boulevard, N330, Engineering Building-1, Houston, TX, 77204, United States
TX
 PCCIMatthew SchubertChief Naval Architect Small Business System Validation and Risk Reduction Tidal EnergyPCCI has many years of project experience in the offshore wind design, development, and costing with both government and commercial arena. We currently have of have completed contracts with DOE, BSEE, and BOEM from initial design to decommissioning.
Website: pccii.com

Email: mschubert@pccii.com

Phone: 5715308091

Address: 300 North Lee St, Alexandria, VA, 22314, United States
VA
 CrossLink CompositesConnie JacksonCTO Small Business Market Barrier Removal Advanced ManufacturingWe apply our proprietary technology to make the world’s first and only high-performance low-cost carbon fiber, serving automotive, wind energy, civil infrastructure, marine, aerospace and transportation markets. We also pultrude composite products and produce oxidized PAN fiber (OPF). We don’t have standardized products but rather we work with large-volume customers to tailor products to their specific applications. Our revolutionary, patent-pending processes enable the lowest cost carbon fiber products available in today's market. Our technology also reduces by two thirds the carbon fiber manufacturing emission levels.

We frequently work with grant recipients to produce specific carbon fiber, OPF or composite products for their research projects. We have received multiple NSF SBIR and DoE grants ourselves and are familiar with federal grants and associated requirements.

Our founder and CTO Connie Jackson is an industry veteran with senior level experience running CF and pultrusion operations. Previously she ran operations for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility.
Website: www.crosslinkcomposites.com

Email: jim@crosslinkcomposites.com

Phone: 8656726716

Address: 1540 RIGGS CHAPEL ROAD, HARRIMAN, TN, 37748, United States
TN
 Clemson UniversitySez Atamturktur RusscherProvost Distinguished Professor Academic System Validation and Risk Reduction Topic Area 5: Floating Offshore Wind Center of ExcellenceComputer models of wind turbine drivetrains could expedite verification and validation (V&V) of new drivetrain designs. Confidence in the ability of a simulation model to make realistic predictions, however, must first be gained by (i) validating model predictions against a reference to reality, generally provided by a suite of assembly level test campaigns, and (ii) assessing and quantifying prediction uncertainty, whether it originates from experimental variability, parametric variability, or modeling uncertainty. For example, gearboxes, while meeting or exceeding IEC 61400-4 design criteria as specified in current standards by the gear, bearing, and wind turbine industries and by third-party certifications, do not always achieve their expected design life in the field. Validated computer models could be used for root causes analysis of premature failures. However, developing accurate models of the planetary section of wind turbine gearboxes is a nontrivial task where increased fidelity could lead to not only prohibitive modeling time but also increased parametric uncertainty. Further, for wind turbine design, the concepts of model validation must be extended to the notion of predictive assessment over a design domain, which requires conducting multiple physical experiments for configurations that span the expected range of operational conditions in the field. As performing multiple experiments can rapidly become cost prohibitive, design of experiment techniques are usually applied to select configurations that are the most informative for model calibration and validation for the purpose of the analysis. Similarly, when the numerical simulation is computationally demanding, prohibiting the execution of a large number of computational runs, computer experiments can be designed through statistical sampling techniques to reduce computational efforts. As the validation of computational models inherently involves multiple physical experiments and an even greater number of computational runs, statistical analysis techniques are widely adapted to analyze the measurements and simulations.
Website: https://www.clemson.edu/cecas/departments/me/people/faculty/russcher.html

Email: sez@clemson.edu

Phone: 8437305067

Address: 1240 Supply St., North Charleston, SC, 29405, United States
SC
 FedsproutAalap ShahPresident and CEO Small Business Market Barrier Removal Community Benefits, Project Planning, and Project ReportingFedsprout helps businesses and non-profits secure government funding and provide support during project execution. We help strategize, plan, and ensure successful projects when working with the federal government, especially when it comes to clean energy and other DOE initiatives.

Area of Technical Expertise: Community Benefits Planning for Proposals, Community Engagement, Implementation of Community Benefits Plans, Clean Energy Demonstration Planning. We are experts in community engagement, workforce development, DEIA, and Justice 40. We have technical experts that have been a part of many DOE proposal submissions and projects.

Brief Description of Capabilities: We help write, strategize, and implement community benefits plans for proposals and projects. We provide planning and strategy for successful government-funded projects. Our experts are familiar with federal regulations, budgeting, and compliance.

Area of Interest: Partnering for Community Benefits, Successful Demonstration Planning, Project Reporting, and other aspects from proposal preparation through project completion
Website: www.fedsprout.com

Email: ashah@fedsprout.com

Phone: 3233634459

Address: 76 PETTIT PL, PRINCETON, NJ, 08540, United States
NJ
 Bat Conservation InternationalMichael WhitbyDir. Bats and Wind Energy Non-Profit System Validation and Risk Reduction BatsTeam experienced in finding scalable solutions that reduce wind energy impacts on bats. Experience in bat acoustics, thermal videography, offshore sampling, fatality monitoring, research design, etc.
Website: https://www.batcon.org/our-work/research-and-scalable-solutions/wind-energy/

Email: mwhitby@batcon.org

Phone: 5123279721

Address: 500 N Capital of TX Hwy., Bldg. 1, Suite 175, Austin, TX, 78746, United States
TX
 American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)Domenic CarlucciVice President Non-Profit System Validation and Risk Reduction Cross CuttingThe American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is the not-for-profit marine classification, standards/certification, and research organization based in the U.S. ABS provides advanced analytical and technical advisory support as well as classification/certification support for maritime/offshore industry related to offshore, wind and marine energy applications. ABS also provides New Technology Qualification and Approval-in-Principle reviews/approvals of new/novel technology. ABS is pleased to partner with any organization working on maritime applications.
Website: www.eagle.org

Email: dcarlucci@eagle.org

Phone: 8323168764

Address: 1701 City Plaza Dr, Spring, TX, 77389, United States
TX
 Rutgers UniversityOnurAssociate Professor Academic Advanced Turbine Components Topics: 1, 3, 5Modeling and Design Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbines, Adaptive Rotor Systems: I specialize in system-level modeling, system identification (theoretical and experimental) and design optimization of multi-physics systems. Applications include floating offshore wind turbines, shape-adaptive smart rotor systems for wind turbines and multi-rotor drones, morphing aircraft, piezoelectric material actuators, sensors and energy harvesters.
Website: http://www.obilgen.com/

Email: o.bilgen@rutgers.edu

Phone: 1-848-4455869

Address: 98 Brett Rd., Piscataway, NJ, 08854, United States
NJ
 Georgia Southern UniversityHossein TaheriAssistant Professor and Director of LANDTIE Lab Academic Advanced Turbine Components  The Laboratory for Advanced NonDestructive Testing, In-situ monitoring and Evaluation (LANDTIE) is a research lab in Department of Manufacturing Engineering at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. The lab was founded in 2018 with a focus on research projects on Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, In-line monitoring, and Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.
Website: https://www.landtie.net/

Email: htaheri@georgiasouthern.edu

Phone: 9124787463

Address: 4012 Forest Dr., Suite 1004C, Statesboro, GA, 30458, United States
GA
 Thornton TomasettiEmily KunkelVice President – Applied Science Large Business System Validation and Risk Reduction  "Thornton Tomasetti has worked on many projects across the US and UK in the wind energy sector.
• Thornton Tomasetti, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Maine, evaluated the use of the FAST code for the simulation of a 1/50th scale model of the NREL reference turbine supported on a tension leg platform (TLP). The project identified potential improvements in FAST for application to floating wind turbine systems.
• For EO.N, issues arose at Robin Rigg , Scotland’s first offshore wind farm, with the transition pieces grouted connections failing. To support the investigation and remedy for this issue we conducted finite element analysis in order to establish how different connection failure modes will affect the overall dynamic response of monopile turbines to identify possible continuous monitoring schemes that could be employed for the purposes of integrity assurance. This included analysis of sea bed scour and resulting impact on the stability of the turbine structure.
• A study to evaluate and compare the API and IEC standards for offshore wind turbine support structures was carried out for NREL. The study evaluated the levels of structural reliability produced for common structures designed following the requirements of either standard. The results of this study were to provide all stakeholders with specific guidance for the design of offshore wind turbine support structures in U.S. waters.
• Completion of a concept development study aimed at assessing the state of the practice in offshore wind systems, and developing new support structures to expand their range of applicability, given deeper water and harsher environmental conditions (Confidential client).
• Offshore farm foundation assessment for GE Wind Energy.
• Assessing new technologies and requirements for building larger wind systems in deeper water locations and at greater distances from shore (working with NREL).
• Development of software (WEP-View) for the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) – a tool to determine the electricity and revenue generation potential for offshore wind farms.
• We developed a tool for the UK Health & Safety Executive enable risk assessments to be undertaken for onshore wind farms. This software has been used for clients to understand the risk (e.g., blade failure, ice throw etc.) when wind farms are located in close proximity to occupied buildings, power lines and pipelines."
Website: https://www.thorntontomasetti.com/solution/energy

Email: ekunkel@thorntontomasetti.com

Phone: 3125962072

Address: Thornton Tomasetti, 600 W. Fulton, Suite 705, Chicago, IL, 60661, United States
IL