For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-302-8079
BALTIMORE – Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducted the first offshore wind lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a $5.6 million bid for the Lease Area off the coast of Lake Charles, Louisiana from RWE Offshore U.S. Gulf, LLC.
In response to today’s auction, Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Oceantic Network, issued the following statement:
“Today’s auction results show the important role state public policy plays in offshore wind market development. The Network remains fully committed to offshore wind in the Gulf and to supporting our members forming the robust supply chain that is already instrumental to building out a new American energy industry. Gulf expertise in offshore construction is unparalleled, and their innovative solutions will continue to drive the U.S. and global offshore wind industry forward.
We congratulate RWE and the state of Louisiana, which is positioning itself as a regional leader and building upon their strength as a major national supplier, and we look forward to helping solidify the state’s market.”
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-302-8079.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.