Vol. 3
March 3, 2021
Offshore Wind is Ready for Takeoff
The Atlantic coast has great opportunity for the energy sector and governors across the northeast are aware of it. They need this power source to meet their states’ clean energy goals and are now in stark competition to establish the land-based businesses that will supply the offshore wind industry and bring tens of thousands of jobs to the region.
SCHOTTEL and Lyon Shipyard Work Together to Serve U.S. Offshore Wind
Thruster manufacturer SCHOTTEL has reached a mutual agreement with Norfolk-based Lyon Shipyard to position both companies for the launch of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Wind turbine installation vessels and service operation vessels are all built with azimuth drives, and these units will need periodic service and maintenance - a Lyon specialty.
Virginia’s Giant Wind Farm Will Need Lots of Technicians
With an offshore wind turbine complex under construction, the state has set up a unique training school for future technicians, who are learning their trade in an old mill town in need of revitalization.
Money in the Wind
In 1947, the world's first real offshore oil well entered service off the coast of Louisiana. Seven decades later, America's offshore energy industry is on the verge of another new opportunity. The leases have been purchased. The oil majors have committed billions of dollars. American shipbuilders hold firm orders for the first support vessels, and the first steel jackets should go in the water in about two years. This time, though, there won't be any drilling – the money is in the wind.
Wind Energy Training Catches a Southern Breeze
In January, New College Institute became the first site in Virginia to offer wind technician training courses, certified by the Global Wind Organisation, a Danish nonprofit that sets international minimum standards for safety and technical training for wind turbine workers. Following a successful audit, the school is set to receive certification, says Karen Jackson, NCI’s interim executive director.
Atlantic Endeavor Working on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project
Atlantic Wind Transfers’ new crew transfer vessel, Atlantic Endeavor, has begun working at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. At the CVOW project, Atlantic Endeavor is providing marine support services for the two Siemens Gamesa turbines.
Hampton Roads Alliance Selects Xodus Group To Conduct Offshore Wind Supply Chain Research Project
The Hampton Roads Alliance has partnered with Xodus Group and BW Research to conduct a major offshore wind supply chain study for the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. The project will be used to build out the US offshore wind industry in Hampton Roads and identify key opportunities for economic expansion.
Upcoming Events
CVOW March Friday Forum
Sign up for our March Friday Forum, happening March 19th at 9am! Join our panel of experts to learn more about the process for development of offshore wind projects and where the greatest opportunities may be for your business to enter the supply chain. Register and submit your questions today.
Dominion Energy Virtual Public Meeting
Join Dominion Energy on March 4 for a virtual public meeting to help consider the potential benefits and impacts of the CVOW project. Discussions will include offshore wind turbines, the onshore transmission infrastructure, and the ability to connect wind energy to our communities. Sign up to participate in the meeting and give feedback.
2021 IPF Conference
IPF is the largest offshore wind conference in the Western hemisphere. It brings together the global offshore wind supply chain and provides the latest in education, networking, and platforms to help you grow your business.
In Case You Missed It
CVOW February Friday Forum Recording
Our first CVOW Friday Forum of 2021 was full of valuable insights from key members of the CVOW project development and operations team. We thank everyone who submitted insightful and probing questions.