What are the project goals?

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The goals of New England Aqua Ventus I are to:

  • Demonstrate UMaine’s VolturnUS at full scale, allowing floating farms to be built out-of-sight across the U.S. and the world in the 2020s and beyond
  • Work with local contractors and manufacturers to perfect construction of the floating concrete hull and generate local jobs and economic benefit
  • Create and keep Maine jobs in Maine
  • Provide low-cost, clean, renewable energy now and in the future that competes favorably with other forms of electricity generation without subsidies.