Offshore wind has been a fast-growing presence at the annual International WorkBoat Show for the several years. Now, with the new U.S. industry gathering momentum, more wind programming is being added to plans for the 2022 IWBS to be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in New Orleans.
Experts working in the industry will present the latest developments, from wind turbine installation vessels and service operations vessels under construction, to expanding ports, training and workforce development.
President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act Aug. 16 will open the gate for some $260 billion in clean-energy tax credits in this decade, and $40 billion in direct investment to speed development of the U.S. offshore wind supply chain – including new construction of U.S. flag vessels.
That means new opportunities for the maritime industry. Presenters at IWBS will include the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, offshore services operators and wind power developers.
At WorkBoat’s annual offshore wind breakfast, maritime business operators can meet and hear firsthand from major industry players.
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