The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced August 10 that it has begun an environmental review of a Statoil North America floating wind turbine project on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Maine. The company has requested a commercial wind lease that covers 22 square miles about 12 nautical miles off the Maine coast for a four-turbine 12-MW project called the Hywind Maine pilot project. The project follows on a 2.3 MW demonstration project off the coast of Norway.