In response to the March 28, 2022 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report outlining in part the need for six types of offshore vessels in order to fulfill offshore wind power supply chain needs to reach the United States’ national offshore wind goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, Guice Offshore Vice President David Scheyd said:
“Our growing fleet of Jones Act-compliant, dynamically positioned offshore supply vessels, mini supply vessels and platform vessels is well positioned to help meet our nation’s wind energy infrastructure installation and service goal deadlines, whether it’s crew transfer, service, cable laying, subsea work like scour protection or equipment transportation.”
The NREL report, entitled “The Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain,” explained there is top-level demand for deployment, components, ports, vessels, and workforce required to achieve the national offshore wind target of 30 gigawatts of capacity.
The report provides a broad summary of the components, ports, vessels, and workforce that are likely needed to achieve this target.
To access the report, click here.
This report complements the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition. This February 2022 publication defines dozens of critical actions to build a secure, resilient, and diverse domestic energy industrial base that will solidify America’s role as a global leader in clean energy manufacturing and innovation.
Today’s Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain report is part of a larger project overseen by the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium and conducted by a partnership among NREL, the Business Network for Offshore Wind and the DNV.
Additional funding and support are provided by the State of Maryland, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Energy.
To read today’s U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy news release entitled” Report Outlines Supply Chain Needs to Achieve Offshore Wind 2030 Goal” on the NREL report in full, click here.