News — 16.06.2020

Vir­ginia Off­shore Wind Ener­gy Project

Jaeger-Unitek mem­bers proud­ly sup­port­ed and pre­pared wind ener­gy team to par­tic­i­pate in the first Unit­ed States off­shore wind tur­bine instal­la­tion in U.S fed­er­al waters.

Jaeger-Unitek’s role was to pre­pare the ship with our sis­ter com­pa­ny, Jaeger Mare Solu­tions, in order to install a noise reduc­tion bub­ble cur­tain around the pile dri­ving oper­a­tions. The bub­ble cur­tain is com­prised of one or two hoses which are laid out in a ring around the source of noise dur­ing pile dri­ving. The per­fo­rat­ed hoses are pres­sur­ized with com­pressed air – bub­bles emerge from the seabed to the sur­face of the water which cre­ate a ring-shaped pro­tec­tive wall around the noisy con­struc­tion site. With the help of the bub­ble cur­tain, the sound waves are both reflect­ed and absorbed, decreas­ing the sound inten­si­ty and thus pro­tect­ing the marine life. After deploy­ment, the hose sys­tem is retrieved and brought to the next con­struc­tion site.

Accord­ing to Jaeger-Unitek Busi­ness Con­sul­tant, Fred­erik Busse, “the Jäger Group’s vision and mis­sion is focused on work­ing togeth­er, cre­at­ing inno­v­a­tive poly­mer based solu­tions to nour­ish, ener­gize and sus­tain a grow­ing world pop­u­la­tion. Jaeger Mare Solu­tions’ bub­ble cur­tain is pos­i­tive­ly con­tribut­ing to a bet­ter envi­ron­ment by cre­at­ing reduced noise lev­els and ulti­mate­ly, the use of wind ener­gy to fur­ther con­tribute to a green­er method to pro­duce electricity”.


Jaeger Mare Solu­tions con­tin­ues to devel­op tech­nolo­gies for off­shore wind ener­gy and the Jäger Group has an exten­sive port­fo­lio of prod­ucts to serve the onshore wind seg­ment. Spe­cial thanks to all the Jaeger Mare Solu­tions mem­bers who pro­vid­ed us with this extra­or­di­nary project oppor­tu­ni­ty. We look for­ward to fur­ther expan­sion of off­shore wind ener­gy park locat­ed 27 miles off of the coast of Vir­ginia. Each of the three, 880MW phas­es is expect­ed to bring more than 70 tur­bines which will pro­vide over 650,000 cus­tomers with clean energy.

Jaeger-Unitek Seal­ing Solu­tions, Inc., found­ed in 1925, is a lead­ing sup­pli­er of engi­neered rub­ber and plas­tic pro­file extru­sions serv­ing indus­tri­al, agri­cul­tur­al, trans­porta­tion and renew­able ener­gy indus­tries. Jaeger-Unitek is a mem­ber of the Jäger Group, a glob­al orga­ni­za­tion, head­quar­tered in Han­nover, Ger­many and is a third gen­er­a­tion, pri­vate­ly held Corporation.

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