Maryland event promotes offshore wind opportunities in US state
US Wind hosted an informational session for offshore wind supply chain companies in Salisbury in Maryland on 9 January.
The event was the third in a series of meetings that US Wind has led, dedicated to building business partnerships and bringing industry leaders to Maryland.
US Wind plans to build a 750MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City, which will have up to 187 turbines.
The January meeting highlighted opportunities on Maryland’s Easter Shore, including plans for an offshore wind operations and maintenance facility in Ocean City.
Participants included business leaders representing turbine, electrical cable and steel manufacturing, vessel construction and local marine support services companies.
Agency representatives from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management were also at the meeting.
US Wind is one of two developers with applications for a Maryland offshore wind farm under consideration by the Public Service Commission during a 180-day period, which started on 28 November.