We represent Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas, an American team with many decades of experience in the offshore construction industry. They have designed and built many mobile jack-up platforms and can produce hundreds of platforms for wind farms. Jack-up platforms are already used for installation of offshore wind turbines (picture left ). OWPST has combined the jack-up and the wind turbine together in one package eliminating the need for a special vessel and providing the only practical solution for mid-depth installations. The Titan design was a finalist in the UK Offshore Wind Foundations competition in 2009 and is ABS certified. WindBase Offshore is the exclusive New England representative of OWPST. We have deep roots and connections in the region and are familiar with the stakeholders, issues, regulations, and resources.
Burt Hamner, President, Windbase Offshore
Burt Hamner has worked with tidal power, offshore wind, shipyards and boatyards, marine construction projects and environmental permitting, and founding marine renewable energy companies. As President of Windbase Offshore he is the New England regional distributor for the “Titan” mobile jackup platform for offshore wind turbines and meteorological towers.
As a consultant he directed the Tacoma Narrows Tidal Power Feasibility Study for a major public utility. This led Burt to found the Grays Harbor Ocean Energy Company to pursue large offshore wind+wave renewable energy projects around the USA. His permit initiatives were catalytic to the major reorganization of offshore renewable energy management by the Federal government. Burt’s novel designs for integrating wave energy generation into offshore structures received international media attention. He was Chairman of the Marine Technology Society’s Renewable Energy Committee from 2008-2009. He was appointed as International Advisor on Marine Energy Resources in 2008 by the New Zealand Ministry of Energy.
Burt has Master's degrees in Marine Affairs and Business Administration from the University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree in the History of Science from Harvard University.