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Vineyard Wind Secures $2.3 Bln Loan, Allowing Construction to Start

Sep 15, 2021

Vineyard Wind, which is on track to be the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, closed on a $2.3 billion loan and will begin construction in Massachusetts later this year, its owners said on Wednesday.The senior debt financing allows the project…

Boatbuilders SAFE Boats, Diverse Marine Target US Offshore Wind

Aug 26, 2021

Boatbuilders SAFE Boats International and Diverse Marine are teaming up to build vessels for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.For the past three years U.S.-based SAFE Boats has been working with U.K.-based Diverse Marine promoting SAFE Boat designs in European markets…

DEME Offshore's Jack-Up to Get Huisman Crane for Giant Next-gen Wind Turbines

Aug 26, 2021

Belgian offshore installation contractor DEME Offshore is set to upgrade the crane capacity on its DP2 jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ from 900 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes. The crane, to be built by the Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman…

Crowley, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Setting Up Offshore Wind Training

Aug 24, 2021

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said Tuesday they'd create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to the New England region’s offshore wind energy industry…

Jan De Nul, JDR to Deliver Inter-array Cables for U.S. First Major Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 19, 2021

Belgium-based offshore installation firm Jan De Nul has won a contract to install  130 miles of inter-array cables for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project in the U.S. The cables will be delivered by UK-based JDR Cable Systems, part of the TFKable Group…

U.S. Looking at Ways to Compensate Fishing Industry for Offshore Wind Impacts

Jul 29, 2021

The Biden administration is considering ways to ensure the U.S. commercial fishing industry is paid for any losses it incurs from the planned expansion of offshore wind power in the Atlantic Ocean, according to state and federal officials involved in the matter…

Solar Firm Sues U.S. Interior Department Over Offshore Wind Project Approval

Jul 20, 2021

A solar energy company has sued the Department of the Interior over its approval of the nation's first major offshore wind farm, alleging that the project off the coast of Massachusetts threatens the area's fishing industry and imperiled marine life…

500 Local Jobs: Vineyard Wind Signs Labor Union Deal for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 18, 2021

Vineyard Wind on Friday announced a deal to use union labor to help construct what will become the nation's first major offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast near Martha's Vineyard.The labor agreement with the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Trades Council covers 500 jobs…

VIDEO: U.S. Offshore Wind Opportunities Abound for Both Local and Foreign Firms

Jul 09, 2021

The U.S. government has recently announced plans to promote offshore wind, with a goal to have 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity installed by 2030, and a whopping 110GW of offshore wind by 2050.  It has also committed to supporting…

Blue Water Shipping Hires O’Keeffe in US Offshore Wind Push

Jul 08, 2021

Blue Water Shipping announced it has hired John O’Keeffe as its new Head of Renewables, Americas, as the Denmark-based transport and logistics company looks to make further inroads into the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.O’Keeffe, a former maritime captain with vast experience in the U…

U.S. Gov't to Review Dominion's Giant Offshore Wind Project in Virginia

Jul 02, 2021

The U.S. government will conduct an environmental review of a potential wind power project off the coast of Virginia, the Biden administration said on Thursday, part of an effort to create tens of thousands of jobs in the business by 2030.Dominion…

Biden Administration Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale near NY, NJ

Jun 14, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday said it was seeking buyers for offshore wind energy leases in the shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its effort to ramp up the share of offshore wind generation over the next decade…

Headwinds: Offshore Wind will Take Years to Carry Factory Jobs to U.S.

May 27, 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the move as the start of a new clean energy industry that by the end of the decade will create over 75,000 U.S. jobs.Industry executives and analysts do not contest that claim…

U.S. Identifies Two Areas Offshore California for Wind Farm Development

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday…

US to Review 16 Offshore Wind Project Plans, Advance New Lease Areas by 2025

May 25, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open new areas for leasing off the coast of California as it seeks to supercharge development of the nascent U.S. industry, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday…

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