In February 2024, Attentive Energy completed high resolution geophysical and geotechnical surveys in support of Attentive Energy One and Attentive Energy Two. Currently, no further surveys are planned for 2024.

Past marine activity updates with details on Attentive Energy’s survey activities may be accessed here: Monthly Marine Activity Updates.

Weather Buoy Deployment 

A meteorological buoy was deployed 47 nautical miles east of Surf City, New Jersey in mid-January 2024 and will remain in position through December 2024.

The buoy is a Fugro Seawatch Wind LiDAR Buoy (SWLB092). The buoy is colored yellow, 10 feet (3 meters) in diameter, and lit from sunset to sunrise with a quick flashing yellow light (4 nautical mile range). The light flashes yellow for 5 one second flashes every 20 seconds.  

The buoy will transmit an AIS signal as Type: ATON/Physical, Name: SWLB092 with MMSI No. 993663043. The buoy extends 16 feet (5 meters) above and 10 feet (3 meters) below the waterline. The buoy is anchored to the seabed with a 6,000-pound (3 ton) seabed anchor. The swing radius is approximately 236 feet (72 meters) from the anchored position. The buoy and mooring are designed to withstand 10-year storm conditions without the anchor moving location or the mooring parting. 

An aluminum seabed frame (right) will also be anchored to the seafloor using a steel anchor incorporated into the seabed frame’s structure. When anchored, the seabed frame height is approximately 2 feet (0.6 meters) above the seafloor. It is not attached to the weather buoy. The seabed frame collects marine acoustic monitoring, current velocity, turbidity, and marine growth data. 

For any queries regarding marine activity, vessels, and survey operations, please contact our Fisheries Liaison, Sebastian Velez or our Marine Affairs Manager, Brian LeFebvre.


What offshore wind project is Attentive Energy currently developing?

Attentive Energy is the leaseholder of OCS-A 0538, which is located approximately 54 miles from its nearest point to New York and 42 miles from its nearest point to New Jersey. The lease area is 84,332 acres with an average annual wind speed of 22.5 mph. The project is estimated to be operational in the late 2020s.

How can the fishing and maritime communities get involved in the development process?

We want to hear from you, and we encourage members of the fisheries and maritime industries who will be directly affected by our project in lease area OCS-A 0538 to provide us with early feedback through our online survey. We encourage your feedback through these mechanisms to help us better understand how to work together.

Will fishing be allowed in the wind farm after construction?

Yes. All types of fishing, including commercial and recreational, will be permitted within our offshore wind farm when construction is complete, and the project is operational. We regard safety as a core value in our operations offshore and as such anticipate there will be temporary exclusion zones during offshore construction and during some survey work.

Attentive Energy will work closely to communicate with commercial and recreational vessel operators well in advance of survey work and installation activities related to any temporary exclusion zones.

Will vessels be able to transit through Attentive Energy’s wind farms?

Operational offshore projects in the U.S. and around the world demonstrate the ability for vessels to transit safely near and through wind farms. Attentive Energy is committed to working with all vessel operators to understand their concerns about transits near and through our project. Additionally, we are incorporating the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Planning Guidelines governing siting and layout into our project’s design.

Will there be contract opportunities for fishermen and vessel operators?

Yes. Attentive Energy is looking to collaborate with the fishing and maritime communities wherever we can. This may include:

·   Acting as Fisheries Representatives. Attentive Energy’s fisheries team is actively soliciting for Fisheries Representatives, if interested contact our fisheries team here:

·   Contracting vessels to scout for potential gear conflicts before offshore surveys and to host offshore survey and data collection teams and equipment.

·   Hiring fishermen to work as Onboard Fisheries Liaisons during offshore surveys to scout for potential conflicts and to communicate directly with other ocean users.

If you have other ideas on how fishermen and vessel operators can work with us, please reach out to our Fisheries Liaison, Sebastian Velez.