Mass. offshore wind tender promises maritime industry boost

Mass. offshore wind tender promises maritime industry boost

Massachusetts regulators and utilities are vetting competing proposals from two offshore wind developers to supply clean energy to New England ratepayers.  Both proposals, offered by Mayflower Wind and Vineyard Wind, would bring significant benefits to the maritime industry, such as port redevelopment and new vessel construction. All told, the plans promise new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in…
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US approves second major offshore wind project in federal waters

US approves second major offshore wind project in federal waters

(WASHINGTON) — As part of the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior on Tuesday announced it has approved the construction and operations of the South Fork Wind project offshore Rhode Island. This represents the department’s second approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in the United…
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US designates wind energy area off central California

US designates wind energy area off central California

(WASHINGTON) — As part of the Biden administration’s efforts to advance clean energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Nov. 12 announced its designation of the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA) off the coast of California. The WEA is located approximately 20 miles offshore the central California coastline and contains approximately 240,898 acres (376 square miles).…
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Blount Boats to build four CTVs for American Offshore Services

Blount Boats to build four CTVs for American Offshore Services

(NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., and WARREN, R.I.) — American Offshore Services (AOS) has placed an order for four hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTVs), the first of their kind in the United States, from Blount Boats. The Rhode Island-based shipbuilder will deliver the vessels in 2023-2024. All four CTVs will immediately go to work servicing America's burgeoning offshore wind farm projects. "We…
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AMP applauds ‘critical maritime investments’ in infrastructure bill

AMP applauds ‘critical maritime investments’ in infrastructure bill

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) released the following statement Tuesday on President Joe Biden’s signing of the bipartisan transportation infrastructure bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month and was approved by the U.S. Senate in August: “We applaud Congress and President Biden for passing a bipartisan transportation infrastructure bill that invests in our nation’s…
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Philly Shipyard to build subsea rock vessel for Great Lakes Dredge

Philly Shipyard to build subsea rock vessel for Great Lakes Dredge

(HOUSTON) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. has signed a contract with Philly Shipyard to build the first U.S.-flagged, Jones Act-compliant inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. This vessel will service America’s growing offshore wind energy industry and help reach the Biden administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. “This contract, valued at approximately…
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Carpenter: US maritime industry ‘ready, willing and able’ to supply offshore wind vessels

Carpenter: US maritime industry ‘ready, willing and able’ to supply offshore wind vessels

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Jennifer Carpenter, president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), recently delivered remarks at American Clean Power's Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition in Boston on facilitating investment in the fleet of vessels that will be necessary to support the expanding development of American offshore wind projects, as the United States accelerates its transition to offshore wind…
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US plans up to seven new offshore wind lease sales by 2025

US plans up to seven new offshore wind lease sales by 2025

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on Wednesday outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. During a speech at the American Clean Power’s Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition in Boston, Mass., the secretary announced plans for the Bureau of…
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