Vol. 4
March 17, 2021
Luria, Warner, Kaine Advocate for Offshore Wind Development in Coastal Virginia
Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to expedite regulatory processes for offshore wind development in Coastal Virginia.
With Wind on the Horizon, Virginia Trade School Accelerates Training for Homegrown Workforce
The inaugural class of recruits in Centura College’s first-of-its-kind turbine technician program is learning the tools, terminology and climbing skills that will be essential for maintaining wind farms.
BOEM Completes Review for First Offshore Wind Farm in Federal Waters
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its long-awaited final environmental impact study (FEIS) for the Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts, which will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in federal waters.
Crew Transfer Vessel Delivered to Virginia Coast to Support Dominion’s Offshore Wind Farm
The Atlantic Endeavor crew transfer vessel (CTV), owned and operated by Atlantic Wind Transfers, America’s first CTV operator, has recently been delivered to support Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot wind farm.
The US Offshore Wind Boom Will Depend on These Ships
New offshore wind developments are poised to help the US usher in a new era in energy — but first, they need ships. More specifically, they need massive specialized vessels capable of erecting a skyscraper-sized turbine in the open ocean. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are hard to come by.
Dominion Plans to Build Nearly 200 Giant Wind Turbines off Virginia. But Getting That Energy Into the Grid Won’t Be Easy.
The 188 giant wind turbines that Dominion Energy plans to plant 27 miles off the Virginia Beach shore will be the utility’s biggest project since its nuclear plants went online in the 1970s — but all that energy won’t do much good if it doesn’t reach customers, says Kevin Curtis, the company’s vice president-electric transmission.
Offshore Wind Industry Poised to Invest USD 140 Billion in US East Coast by 2035
More than 40 GW of offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed off the U.S. East Coast by 2035 and the industry could invest USD 140 billion to establish and build out its supply chain, install equipment, and operate the wind farms.
ABS: U.S. Offshore Wind Vessel Demand Set to Soar
To meet expected growth, the U.S. market will require a large amount of wind farm support vessels of various types, with the current fixed-bottom wind turbine installation fleet non-existent, and the foreign-flagged vessels not an option, for the most part. Development of ports required to support the offshore wind construction will need to pick up, too.
Offshore Wind Power: Poised (Finally) to Take Off on the East Coast?
The fledgling US offshore wind industry is finally poised to become a commercial reality off the northeast and mid-Atlantic coasts within the next five years, thanks to robust commitments to buy its power from seven coastal states, new support from the Biden administration, and billions of dollars in investment by an industry that sees a huge market for electric power in Eastern states.
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.
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.