Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for Virginia to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the East Coast. The report analyzed Virginia’s potential strategic role in the rapidly emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.
The recommendations include establishing a regional supply chain collaborative with neighboring states, creating a Virginia Office for Offshore Wind, soliciting anchor tenant suppliers, and expanding workforce development opportunities.
“Virginia has a clear opportunity to act as a leader in driving the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Governor Northam. “Growing the supply chain sector at this early stage will prepare Virginia to competitively deliver the development of our own offshore wind resources in the coming years.”
“As offshore wind projects accelerate rapidly along the East Coast,