Low-Cost, Environmentally-Friendly, Concrete Anchors Made In California


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Low-Cost, Environmentally-Friendly, Concrete Anchors Made In California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will develop a next-generation suction anchor and torpedo anchor made from concrete that cut manufacturing costs between 37% to 82%, and slash CO2 emissions between 55% to 96% compared to steel anchors. The concrete anchors are designed to be made in California ports using low-cost automated manufacturing methods paired with local materials, which will increase local economic benefits and jobs. The primary project outcome is the advancement of a scalable, low-cost, environmentally friendly anchor that is suitable for the majority of California's offshore floating wind seabed areas, mooring types, and floating wind platforms by three technology readiness levels.

Contact Information

Michelle Slocombe
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


san pedro
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Signals St and E 22nd St

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project will involve research and desktop studies conducted at existing locations and testing facilities. Therefore, there will be negligible to no expansion of the existing use of the facilities. For these reasons, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Therefore, the project is categorically exempt under California Code of Regulations, title 14 section 15301.


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