The CADEMO Project
CADEMO will introduce floating wind foundations especially designed to address the deep waters off the coast of California. Floating offshore wind is an evolving technology that has the potential for reduced foundation material, shortened installation and decommissioning periods, and the capability to significantly expand offshore wind generation by accessing waters deeper than 160 feet.
CADEMO’s turbines will be visually similar to conventional onshore wind turbines, but will be taller and will feature larger blades to produce higher generation capacities. Each turbine will be capable of generating 12-15 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity for a maximum project capacity of up to 60 MW.
The four wind turbines will be connected with inter-array cables, and a subsea export cable will be installed under the seafloor to an onshore cable landing site at Vandenberg. An onshore overhead power line will be installed from the landing site to a new substation located adjacent to PG&E’s existing Surf Substation.
The offshore wind industry may be ready for California, but is California ready for offshore wind? CADEMO will help it prepare.Find out more
Industry & job pathways
CADEMO will kick-start the development of infrastructure, logistics, supply chain, workforce training, and community benefits formulas.Find out more
CADEMO is undergoing a rigorous Environmental Impact Report process by the California State Lands Commission.Find out more
CADEMO will pioneer the offshore wind industry’s largest, most cutting-edge platforms and turbines, years ahead of larger-scale projects.Find out more