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May14

Building the U.S. Supply Chain Capacity

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Editor's Note

Observations from members of the Business Network for Offshore Wind

The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the US-based offshore wind supply chain, will coordinate with SubCableWorld to host a Subsea Cable Supply Chain Event on 10 October 2019 in Houston, Texas. Join us to be part of the conversation.

The following observations on supply chain strategies were captured from speakers at the International Partnering Forum (IPF) held in New York, NY in April 2019. The IPF is a flagship event of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. It is also a vital event for the growing offshore wind industry.

May14

Offshore Wind in Rhode Island: “Capturing the Imagination”

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Editor's Note

An Interview with Carol Grant, Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources for the State of Rhode Island

Editor’s Note: As the US offshore wind industry surges forward, the creation of a domestic supply chain will be critical to meet the growing demand.  But to understand what is needed for the supply chain, we must start with what is happening in the states, particularly in the Northeast, which has become the focal point for offshore wind development. 

Rhode Island is the site of the first and still only offshore wind farm in the United States – the Block Island Wind Farm.  While small in area, Rhode Island has big plans for offshore wind and is moving to not only encourage deployment of offshore wind but also to build the supply chain and workforce of the future.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carol Grant, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, who gave an update on where offshore wind in Rhode Island currently stands and the state’s goals for the future. 

Apr17

The CEO of DNV GL Energy Group: Plunging Costs Will Lead to Huge Uptake for Offshore Wind

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: SubCableWorld recently had the pleasure to speak with Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL’s Energy business area, just prior to the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) held by the Business Network for Offshore Wind last week and at which Ditlev was a panel member.  As we began discussing offshore wind, Ditlev said to me that, “The question we get about offshore wind all the time at DNV GL is “How is this going to pan out?” 

I could relate to that as I have heard that question more than a few times. At SCW, we responded with our Offshore Wind Cable Almanac to specifically address cable issues. DNV GL has gone much further, producing the Energy Transition Outlook, which is a must read for anyone interested in any aspect of the offshore wind market and can be downloaded at https://eto.dnvgl.com/2017/download

Mar28

The U.S. Offshore Wind Market: An Interview with Liz Burdick, Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Editor's Note

This is an exciting time for the offshore wind market in the United States.  After years of effort that has had its share of difficulties, there is good reason for optimism for the future of the market.

State governments on the East Coast are leading the effort to bring offshore wind into their renewable energy mix.  There is now a true pipeline of offshore wind projects, not just a theoretical potential. 

On the submarine cable side, Nexans earlier this month made an announcement when reporting the company 2017 financial results that it would convert its plant in South Carolina to high-voltage submarine cable manufacturing.  This would be the first production facility for HV submarine cable in the United States. 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Burdick, Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.  Liz talked about the current state of offshore wind in the United States and a major offshore wind conference that her organization will be having in early April. 

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