In February of 2022, well over $4 billion in bids came in for six offshore wind energy leases in the New York Bight, showcasing the enthusiasm that exists for offshore wind in the United States. This record-shattering amount easily surpassed the offshore wind auction record for the United States of $405 million set in 2018. Driven by the Biden administration's goal of 30 GW target by 2030, these investments represent a good start around how the country will get there.

This issue of Workboat + Wind details the ramifications of this development in a full article but explores numerous other stories and developments for offshore wind including:
  • how the U.S. offshore wind market can fulfill its growth projections
  • BOEM issues first California offshore wind impact statement
  • the need to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the super-sized turbines

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