Offshore Wind

US proposes lease sale for offshore wind in New York Bight

(WASHINGTON) — In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of installing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior on Friday announced a proposed sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

US to explore offshore wind potential in Gulf of Mexico

(WASHINGTON) — The Department of the Interior on Tuesday announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal…

Transition in the wind as shipping warms to alternative propulsion

In the light of the current scramble for alternative, low-carbon fuels that will take until the 2030s to substantially penetrate the maritime fuel mix, wind propulsion is gaining more attention from vessel owners and operators. Gavin Allwright, the secretary-general…

US advances offshore wind in the Pacific

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced an agreement to advance areas for offshore wind off the northern…

US approves Vineyard Wind project

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Tuesday announced approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project, the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The secretaries…

Humphree provides stabilizers for new East Coast CTV

(SELBYVILLE, Del.) — Humphree USA was selected by Atlantic Wind Transfers to supply advanced stabilization systems for its latest crew transfer vessel (CTV) for offshore wind power generation fields on the U.S. East Coast. The Humphree stabilizers provide a smooth…

MarAd announces $230 million available in port infrastructure grants

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has announced a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the…

Blount delivers CTV to support Virginia offshore wind farm

(WARREN, R.I.) — The crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was recently delivered to the Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm to support two Siemens Gamesa turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach. The 65-foot vessel will provide operations and…

Crowley, ESVAGT to develop service vessels for US offshore wind

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — U.S.-based Crowley and Danish shipping company ESVAGT have announced plans to directly bolster purpose-built Jones Act vessel availability in support of the emerging offshore wind energy market through a joint venture. The partnership will bring together two…

ABS evaluates US readiness for growth in offshore wind market

(HOUSTON) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published a report evaluating the U.S. offshore wind industry’s readiness to deliver the 40 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity the International Energy Agency estimates will be installed by 2040. "Offshore Wind…