Floating Offshore Wind
Floating Offshore Wind 12-13 October | Aberdeen | #FloatingWind22 (Co-located with Cables 2022)With...
The US has seen rapid growth in the offshore wind industry with the most recent leasing auction of the New York Bight reaching $4.37 billion, the Biden administration pushing federal funding through the $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill and $555 billion for Clean Energy of the Build Back Better Bill, and Vineyard Wind and South Fork Wind breaking ground on their approved projects. The offshore industry is poised for immense growth in 2022.
In order to keep up with this offshore wind growth, there is significant development needed to outfit the ports up and down the East Coast of the US and build their capabilities to support offshore wind projects. Ports are positioning themselves as hubs for offshore wind activity whether that be through marshalling, manufacturing and warehousing, vessel support, or other supports. This series will explore port capabilities and clusters forming in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Details on each session are below.
Session 1: Offshore Wind Developments at the Port of Davisville, Quonset, Rhode Island
In this session, Joe Ricco and Christian Jones will present updates and opportunities on the offshore wind development at the Port of Davisville in Quonset, Rhode Island. Rhode Island is currently the only state with operating turbines in state waters at the Block Island Wind Farm and RI is leading the way in various innovations across the wider blue economy and technologies sectors.
Time: March 23, 2022 10:00-11:15am EST
Session 2: Offshore Wind Developments from Avangrid, Crowley, and the City of Salem
In this session, learn about the offshore wind developments in Salem, Massachusetts. The city, in partnership with Crowley and Avangrid, will be building out 42 acres in support of upcoming offshore wind projects to the north and south of the harbor. Speakers include Seth Lattrell, Port Authority Deputy/Planner at City of Salem; Jay Borkland, Director Ports and Supply Chain at Avangrid Renewables.
Time: March 24, 2022 10-11:15am EST
Session 3: Offshore Wind Developments from the Connecticut Port Authority
In this session, hear from John Henshaw- Executive Director of the Connecticut Port Authority. John will share insights on the developments occurring in New London at the State Pier (a $235 million project underway) as well as share plans for the wider infrastructure projects in the pipeline.
Time: March 25, 2022 10:00-11:15am EST
Welcome by UK DIT
Connecticut Port Authority Presentation- John Henshaw, Executive Director
Open discussion/Questions & Answers session (please prepare your questions and feel free to join the discussion!)