The $1 Billion Offshore Wind Prize for US Shipyards

Philip Lewis contributor (OE) The U.S. offshore wind market presents a $1 billion long-term opportunity to builders of crew transfer vessels (CTV) and service operation vessels (SOV) that will support both wind farm construction and long-term operations and maintenance. Unlike many of the construction vessels to be deployed on U.S. wind projects, CTVs and SOVs... Continue Reading →

Bill Expediting California’s Offshore Wind Development Signed into Law, New Legislation Said to Cut Permitting Timeline by Five Years

(OW) California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed two new offshore wind bills into law on 7 October. Coming into effect on 1 January 2024, the Offshore Wind Expediting Act (bill SB 286) is set to shave five years off of the offshore wind permitting timeline, while under the California Offshore Wind Advancement Act (bill AB 3),... Continue Reading →

Rhode Island to Issue 1,200 MW Offshore Wind Call

(OW) Rhode Island Energy, the largest utility in Rhode Island, will be issuing a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit approximately 1,200 MW of offshore wind, Governor Dan McKee unveiled on 28 September. Rhode Island Energy is expected to issue its RFP this month, with proposals being due in early 2024 and a potential selection being made... Continue Reading →

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