Geophysical work underway at Virginia offshore wind site
The use of OSVs for the Virginia survey work is a notable milestone for the budding U.S. wind industry. With much Gulf of Mexico equipment underused or idled from the downturn in oil prices — long before the Covid-19 pandemic — leaders in the Gulf offshore services industry decided they should be doing more to get a foothold for East Coast wind power work using available assets.
Dominion Nears Construction on Offshore wind project
Dominion Energy and Ørsted say the turbine components and monopiles for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have shipped to North America. The project team and vessel crews have been successful in navigating the impact of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic to keep the team safe and the project on schedule.
A new survey shows that more than 80 percent of the nation’s voters, regardless of political party and demographic, favor adding more offshore wind to America’s energy portfolio and a majority of voters say wind energy will be more important to the economy in 10 years than oil and natural gas.