Vol. 23
March 2, 2022
Tilting Toward Windmills
Siemens Gamesa Positions Region as Offshore Wind Hub
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A.’s October 2021 announcement that it will build the nation’s first offshore-wind blade factory at Portsmouth Marine Terminal has put Hampton Roads on a trajectory to become a supply chain hub for the country’s nascent offshore wind energy industry.
Dominion Energy Wind for Students Program Launches in Eastern Virginia
With a new offshore wind industry taking shape in Virginia, the Dominion Energy Wind for Students program is being launched in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, one of the nation's leading energy education non-profit organizations.
Kaine, Luria Take Aerial Tour of Places in Virginia That Will Benefit From $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
From a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Senator Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Elaine Luria got an aerial tour of places where the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will play a big role.
Seajacks Opens Operational Base in Virginia Beach
Offshore wind installation services company Seajacks UK, as of recently a subsidiary of Eneti, has established an operational base in the City of Virginia Beach, VA.
Offshore Wind On Track To Hit, Possibly Exceed Biden's 30 GW Target by 2030
After a slow start, U.S. offshore wind development is experiencing a sudden burst of momentum — enough to meet targets established by the Biden administration, but still far less than the rate of expansion seen in other countries, according to industry experts.
Port of VA Hires Offshore Wind Development VP
Patrick Kinsman, former CEO and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District, has been hired as the Port of Virginia’s new vice president of offshore wind development.
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Job Posting: Virginia Offshore Wind Program Director
Are you knowledgeable of the offshore wind industry? Do you have experience developing and implementing strategic wind energy initiatives? Then look no further! The Virginia Department of Energy is seeking an Offshore Wind Program Director with a strong knowledge of offshore wind, workforce and economic development, and strategic wind initiatives on a local, state, national, and international level. 
Upcoming Events
IPF 2022
IPF 2022 will be held on April 26-28, 2022 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, IPF connects global leaders and businesses in the supply chain, offers unparalleled networking opportunities, and delivers breaking updates on the industry, from technology to policy. Registration is now open!