First Jones Act compliant offshore wind installation vessel coming in 2023
A consortium led by Dominion Energy is developing a Jones Act compliant installation vessel for the U.S. offshore wind sector.
Funded by the consortium, the vessel is set to enter service in 2023 and operate on offshore wind projects located off the East Coast.
According to the company, it will be equipped to handle all current turbine technologies, as well as next-generation turbines with a capacity of 12 MW and more.
To remind, Dominion Energy is developing the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project with the Danish Ørsted, as well as a 12 MW pilot project.
The demo project will feature two Siemens Gamesa 6 MW turbines, which are expected to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for the large-scale development.
Jan De Nul’s jack-up installation vessel Vole au vent is currently on its way to pick up the turbines in Halifax, Canada.