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Bold shipbuilder wanted: Lack of vessels choking US offshore wind

With headlines always full of American states updating their offshore wind ambitions, the US is currently committed to a cumulative capacity of 28 GW. While most targets would see this installed by 2035 at the latest, the US supply chain is wildly unequipped to build-out at this rate. With a restrictive policy in place, the lack of US vessels is probably the largest sticking point, and the first US shipbuilder to make installation vessels is likely to reap the benefits. Only 30 MW of offshore wind capacity is currently installed in the US, and the lack of supply chain is largely due to the fact that large-scale projects are only just coming into view. With states like New York legally…

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