Maine released its State Offshore Wind Roadmap to guide market and supply chain development
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau
BALTIMORE — Oceantic Network, the nation’s largest organization solely dedicated to the advancement of the industry and its supply chain, applauds the state of Maine on the completion of an its state roadmap to develop offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine. Network staff proudly served as industry advisors on the project, which was announced yesterday, and looks forward to working further with the state on building out its supply chain. The release of the roadmap completes an 18-month long process that analyzed the state’s infrastructure, workforce, and offshore wind capabilities. The report provides tangible steps the state could take in support of industry development.
The following statement can be attributed to John Begala, the Network’s Vice President of State and Federal Policy:
“The Network congratulates the state of Maine on completion of its offshore wind roadmap. The state’s thorough process not only better prepares the state to capture significant small business and workforce benefits, but will also support sustainable development in the Gulf of Maine. With its floating turbine research project under development, the state has already proven itself a pioneer in cutting-edge floating wind technology. Acting on the roadmap’s recommendations will solidify the state’s position as national leader for floating offshore wind.
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.