Vol. 8
May 13, 2021
Hampton Roads Alliance, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, and OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub Announce Virginia Offshore Wind Landing
The Hampton Roads Alliance, alongside the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy and OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub, is excited to announce the opening of the Virginia Offshore Wind Landing. The Landing is a collaborative space where companies interested in establishing a presence in Hampton Roads can become part of the region’s maritime network and growing offshore wind industry. 
Biden-Harris Administration Approves First Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States.
Wind at Their Backs, Region Closes in on Becoming Offshore Wind Hub
Hampton Roads is on the cusp of becoming a supply chain hub for the thousands of components used to construct the massive turbines that will propel offshore wind farms being developed off the East Coast.
Warner, Transportation Leaders Meet to Discuss Priorities
Hampton Roads transportation leaders outlined their priorities for VA Senator Mark Warner, including the importance of improving the region’s transportation network, continuing to advance dredging at the Port of Virginia, the importance of offshore wind and addressing sea-level rise.
Atlantic Wind Transfers Positions for Growth
Rhode Island-based offshore wind crew transfer vessel owner and operator Atlantic Wind Transfers plans to be to be at the forefront in providing crew transfer services up and down the East Coast as the US offshore wind industry expands.
Dominion Looks to Leverage Offshore Wind Permitting Experience Amid $26B Clean Energy Push
Dominion has identified nearly $72 billion dollars of investment opportunities in decarbonization from 2020 through 2035, which would leverage its resources and experiences with technologies like offshore wind.
A Supportive Offshore Wind Industry Sees Biden's 2030 Goal as Ambitious
Although the offshore wind industry is enthusiastic about the new presidential administration's early efforts to kick-start projects, some are skeptical the US can meet Joe Biden's goal to build 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030.
Upcoming Events
May CVOW Friday Forum
Sign up now for May's Friday Forum, happening May 21st at 9am! Join us for a special edition of the Forum to learn about workforce training and job opportunities in offshore wind. Register today and submit your questions.
2021 IPF Conference
IPF, the largest offshore wind conference in the Western hemisphere, is being held in Richmond, VA! 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
April CVOW Friday Forum Recording
Our April panel of experts gave helpful and engaging explanations about how to successfully participate in Dominion Energy's procurement process, helping businesses understand the core components of successful bidding, learn about specific evaluation criteria, and gain knowledge of valuable resources.