Vol. 24
April 6, 2022
Offshore Wind Auction Raises $4.4 Billion to Topple Record
Renewable developers spent a record $4.4 billion buying the rights to install wind turbines off the New York and New Jersey coast in a blockbuster auction that underscores surging enthusiasm for carbon-free electricity.
ODU and IALR to Launch Manufacturing Engineering Tech Degree
Old Dominion University will launch Virginia’s first four-year degree in manufacturing engineering technology at its Norfolk campus and a satellite campus at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) in Danville.
The Road to 30 Gigawatts: Key Actions To Scale an Offshore Wind Industry in the United States
The ocean will provide clean, renewable energy, including wave, tidal, floating solar, and—most notably—offshore wind. Stronger and more consistent than onshore wind, offshore wind has huge potential to make up a significant portion of the U.S. clean energy mix.
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.
Insight Energy
Virginia Beach Takes Center Stage in Ambitious U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
Pg. 12: The east coast of England is a powerhouse of renewable offshore wind energy, and over on the east coast of the United States, they're looking to follow suit with an ambitious project to build two wind farms off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Wind Energy Lease Sale Offshore the Carolinas
The Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11.
Crowley Takes Large & Leading Role In U.S. Offshore Wind
For Crowley, which today is leading the charge on a number of maritime fronts such as sustainability and decarbonization, the jump into U.S. offshore wind is being made with diligent planning, a team of experts, solid partners and 130 years of maritime and supply chain logistics experience in hand, each of which will help to mitigate the risk that comes with growing a new industry.
DOE Takes Stock of Offshore Wind Supply Chain, Calls for 2,100 Turbines to Meet 30 GW Goal
The nascent offshore wind industry in the U.S. must install at least 2,100 turbines and foundations in order to meet federal deployment targets, according to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released on Monday.
Hampton Roads Students Channel Their Energy Into Sustainable Energy in Wind, Solar Competition
Students from across Hampton Roads and North Carolina competed in a competition Friday, centered around renewable energy, called the KidWind Challenge. It is hosted by James Madison University in conjunction with Old Dominion University, where the event was held.
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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!
OpenSeas Innovation Series:
Information Sharing in Supply Chains and Offshore Wind
The complexity of offshore wind projects requires the close coordination of many participants. They each serve particular needs and approach their mission with the unique tools of their trade. Join on April 7th to learn more. Event participation options include both online and limited seating in person.