Offshore Wind North America

DNV is your trusted partner in developing safe and reliable offshore wind projects in North America.

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45 years


30 + years


As a global leader in offshore wind, DNV has a proven track record of helping our clients to identify and manage project risks so they can safely deliver reliable offshore wind projects.


Why DNV? 

Expertise and Trust. 

For more than 150 years, we have been the trusted partner of choice for enabling safe and reliable maritime projects. As the energy transition kicked off, we were a first-mover to understand and de-risk offshore wind – a journey we began more than 30 years ago. 

Built on this pioneering legacy, we now offer services and solutions designed to help clients successfully navigate the nuanced technical, policy, and societal challenges facing offshore wind projects across the lifecycle in North America. 


Offshore Wind Services:

  • Cost Modeling CAPEX/OPEX
  • Energy Assessments
  • Bidding Credit Strategy and Support
  • Project Development Risk Assessments/Red Flag Reviews
  • Environmental Impact Evaluation (screening, analyses, mitigation)
    - Terrestrial and Marine Species
    - Terrestrial and Marine Protected Resources
    - Socioeconomics
    - Acoustic
    - Visual Screening
  • Preliminary Project Design
    - Turbines, including Site Suitability Review
    - Fixed Foundations
    - Floating Foundations
    - Mooring Systems
    - Transmission (HVAC & HVDC)
    - Subsea Cables (static and dynamic)
  • Construction and Logistic Strategy Development
  • O&M Strategy Development
  • Site Constraints Analysis
  • Point of Interconnection Analyses
  • Cable Routing Evaluations
  • Supply Chain Studies
  • Regulatory and Policy Reviews
  • Permitting Roadmaps (onshore, offshore - federal, state, local)
  • Stakeholder Identification and Management Plans
  • Port and Onshore Infrastructure Studies
  • Offshore Wind Training

  • Owner’s Engineer
  • Conceptual Project Design
  • Survey Plan Support
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation
  • Regulatory and Policy Review
  • Complex Permit Application Development (federal, state, local)
  • Agency Liaison
  • Metocean Measurement Campaign Design and Support
  • Bankable Energy Assessment
  • Employer Requirements
  • Stakeholder Assessment and Engagement Support
  • Power Performance Test Planning
  • Technology Supply Agreement Support
  • Interconnection Studies and Application Support
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Project Compliance
  • Commissioning Oversight
  • Installation Methodology and Vessel Advisory
  • Port Requirement Assessment
  • Port Capabilities Assessment
  • Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) and Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) Bid-writing

  • Construction and Operations Plan (COP) Development
  • Complex State Application Development
  • Local Municipality Permitting Support
  • Permit Compliance
  • Agency Liaison (federal, state, local)
  • Pre-Navigation Safety Risk Assessments (NSRA)
  • NSRA
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Pre-COP Project De-risking
  • Acoustic Studies and Modeling
  • Marine Studies
  • Terrestrial Studies
  • Plan Development (i.e., emergency response, oil spill response, etc.)

  • Independent Engineering
  • M&A Technical Due Diligence
  • Lender’s Technical Advisory
  • Energy Production Assessment
  • Tax Equity Due Diligence
  • Agreement and Contract Review
  • Design and Technology Review
  • Construction Schedule and Plan
  • Environmental and Permit Review
  • Financial Model Review
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Operations Monitoring

  • Project Assurance
  • Vendor Inspection
  • Site Inspection
  • In-service Inspection
  • RBI Planning and Management

  • Marine Warranty Surveys
  • Dynamic Positioning
  • Jack-up and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Meteorological and Oceanographic Studies
  • Naval Architecture and Engineering 
  • Independent Analyses

  • Certified Verification Agent
  • Technology Qualification
  • Concept Certification 
  • Offshore Facilities Manufacturing Shop Approval
  • Wind Turbine Type and Component Certification 
  • In-service Certification
  • Life-time Extension

  • Cable Management; Design, Repair and Remedial Work
  • Structural Integrity Management for Subsea Structures
  • Developing and Implementing Peer-reviewed ISO55001 Systems
  • Turbine Performance Analysis
  • Short-term Forecasting
  • Portfolio Management with GreenPowerMonitor
  • SCADA Data Management with GreenPowerMonitor
  • Statutory Inspections
  • Condition-based Monitoring, Maintenance and Performance Enhancement

Who will support you? 

Our experts. 

We have firsthand experience helping developers succeed. DNV has helped our clients plan, deliver, and operate more than 68 GW of offshore wind power.  

We know project economics, technical requirements for the operating environment, the permitting process, and how to navigate stakeholder concerns.


Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward

Head of Offshore Wind, North America

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Jessica O’Connor
Jessica O’Connor

Business Development Lead, Offshore Wind, North America

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Christian Lindeen
Christian Lindeen

Commercial Lead, Offshore Wind LTA/IE, North America

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Find our team at these upcoming events


International Partnering Forum (IPF) 2024

New Orleans, LA - 22-25 April 2024


Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2024

Houston, TX - 6-9 May 2024


Pacific Offshore Wind Summit 2024

Sacramento, CA - 13-15 May 2024


ACP Offshore WINDPOWER 2024

Atlantic City, NJ - 28-30 October 2024

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