Offshore Wind Competition Open for US Companies
by Think Currituck, on 4/22/20 12:47 PM
While many industries have slowed down, offshore wind projects off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina have not lost momentum.
Dominion Energy and Ørsted recently announced that the turbine components and monopiles for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have started their journey to North America.
The project will provide great opportunities for our region in terms of joining the offshore wind industry supply chain.
And one of the biggest opportunities comes this July.
Across the Atlantic, a government organization called Innovate UK is running an Offshore Wind Research & Development Competition in partnership with the US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.
The objective of the competition is to fund projects that reduce the cost and risk of offshore wind development projects throughout the US.
The United Kingdom phase of the competition is closed, but in order for UK companies to qualify for funding, a US-UK partnership must be in place. While some of of the UK companies are already in talks with US partners, all of the projects are open to networking with interested US companies.
The next round of UK and US competition applications will open mid-July.
Interested companies can contact the UK projects directly - the UK lead contact details are in the attached document.
As always, any companies or individuals here in Currituck County who have questions can CALL LARRY.