US Offshore Wind Section Displaying No Indicators of


The U.S. offshore wind section reveals no indicators of slowing on its journey to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030 and 110 GW by 2050. Based mostly on present mission exercise we anticipate round 60 GW of offshore wind capability to be put in by 2035.

By 2035, we’ll see offshore wind generators working within the Atlantic and the Pacific and doubtless the Gulf of Mexico. We may also see an emergence of business scale floating wind farms across the finish of the last decade. Floating wind farms convey an entire vary of attention-grabbing technical challenges and alternatives for the availability chains which can be at the moment not seen with the Atlantic bottom-fixed initiatives.

Amongst foundations for the constructive outlook, two main Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) initiatives with round 940 megawatts (MW) of capability have reached closing funding choice (FID) and have commenced onshore development, 11 OCS developments with a possible for greater than 17 GW are present process federal allowing overview and 17.5 GW of mission capability has secured offtake commitments from states. The Bureau of Ocean Vitality Administration (BOEM) has accomplished a profitable Carolina Lengthy Bay public sale and has launched the leasing course of for over 4.5 GW of floating wind capability offshore California, whereas additional auctions are deliberate for the South Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Central Atlantic, Oregon and the Gulf of Maine earlier than the top of 2024. As well as, an unsolicited request has been submitted to develop a 2 GW floating wind farm in Washington State. In the meantime, turbine part, basis and cable factories and Jones Act wind farm vessels are being constructed within the U.S., and offshore wind port growth is accelerating.

(Supply: Intelatus World Companions)

Intelatus World Companions has simply launched the newest in its sequence of market experiences figuring out the alternatives and challenges related to the U.S. offshore wind business. Our forecast accounts for initiatives that may set up near 70 GW of capability on this and the subsequent decade. The forecast capability would require capital expenditure amounting to $205 billion to convey onstream, a recurring annual operations and upkeep spend of $7 billion as soon as delivered, and near $31 billion of decommissioning expenditure on the finish of business operations:

•Two offshore wind initiatives have handed the FID stage, have finalized main contract commitments and have commenced onshore development.

•An FID is anticipated throughout the subsequent 18 months for 4 OCS bottom-fixed mission and two demonstration initiatives, certainly one of which floating wind expertise.

•16 initiatives are within the midterm starting stage the place an FID is anticipated between 18 and 36 months.

•Seven initiatives are within the early starting stage the place an FID is anticipated to be taken in 36-60 months.

•One other 13 areas will assist near 17 GW of future offshore wind initiatives and the place an FID is anticipated after 60 months.

•There are an additional 27 offshore areas on the starting stage within the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico that may assist the longer-term U.S. ambition of deploying 110 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

Particulars of all U.S wind initiatives and developments are mentioned in Intelatus World Companions’ June U.S. Offshore Wind Report. Additionally within the mission part of the report are particulars for over 60 initiatives within the starting stage, two initiatives in development, and two wind farms at the moment in service. The report is accompanied by an internet database. Data is present as of June 1.

For extra details about Intelatus World Companions’ U.S. Offshore Wind Market Forecast, go to or contact Michael Kozlowski at +1 561-733-2477or Philip Lewis at +44 203-966-2492


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