Couldn’t a few more US jobs have been supported by using a US flagged Jack-Up Rig? Is this really the “first” offshore US Wind Farm?
lots of liftboats available right now
A number of US companies are emerging in the fields of Offshore Wind. It is a good sign indeed. We should focus more on renewable energy and considering the latest innovations in this field, operational obstacles are becoming less. US government has a list of projects on the table. Currently most of the initiatives are concentrated off the east coast. The first US offshore wind turbine has become operational in the Atlantic waters, off the coast of Maine. Capewind has already laid a full-scale wind farm plan near Cape Cod, fully permitted now. They are in the process of financing and contracting. Practically Capewind is a few steps ahead of the others. Fishermen’s City Atlantic City Windfarm is yet to get the green signal from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for their demonstration project. On the Pacific coast, Principle Power has proposed a 30MW Windfloat project off the coast of Oregon. Truly a number of job opportunities are coming up for the marine professionals.