The project will be used to build out the US offshore wind industry in Hampton Roads and identify key opportunities for economic expansion.
The partnership will deliver an in-depth offshore wind supply chain assessment and gap analysis for the Hampton Roads metropolitan area and wider Southern Virginia. The study will be based upon the requirements of both offshore wind developers and tier one suppliers as well as gauge the capabilities of local companies to become key suppliers to the industry.
Virginia is home to the first offshore wind project ever in federal waters. When fully constructed in 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project anchored in the Hampton Roads region will deliver up to 8.8 million megawatt hours per year of clean, renewable energy to the grid — powering up to 660,000 homes