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The beginning of July brought some upbeat, important news about offshore wind: Construction!

By Tom Ewing inally, starting with Dominion Energy’s Coastal Vir- (BOEM) website, part of the Department of Interior. BOEM ginia Offshore Wind Project, a joint venture with leads all federal offshore energy siting and development in the

Danish wind developer Orsted is underway. True, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), including wind.

F this is a small project – just two wind turbines to be installed 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. But considering O W : FFSHORE IND all the preceding hurdles, news about Dominion blew in as HARDER TO INSTALL THAN AN OIL PLATFORM proverbial, hopeful fresh air. Surely, additional offshore wind Importantly, a lease doesn’t mean there is a project is ready construction news would quickly follow; news about a full to go. In reality, there aren’t many projects advancing within line-up of projects ready to bust through interminable studies most of the WEAs. There are a lot of project ideas. New York and studies of studies. State, for example, on July 18, announced its selection of two

Indeed, there is a lot of offshore wind energy in the devel- ocean-based wind proposals, a selection in response to a high- opmental pipeline. The table below shows wind energy ar- pro? le solicitation last November. The projects, Empire Wind eas (WEAs) from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Sunrise Wind, are planned for Atlantic Ocean WEAs 38 Maritime Logistics Professional July/August 2019 | |

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