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Offshore wind: prospects within the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico likely to bolster the United States Offshore Wind Market

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As the planned Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) auction approaches, early-phase risks and benefits analyses of all the topics discussed suggest that this region may serve as a turning point in the United States (U.S.) offshore wind (OSW) industry and bring new momentum to the U.S. market.

The Gulf’s deep maritime history and the offshore industrial expertise of its workforce, specifically in regard to manufacturing and fabrication capabilities, coupled with the existing port infrastructure, supports the necessary progression of the domestic workforce and supply chain. Early engagements with stakeholders has allowed for mindful planning of the currently proposed lease areas.