The U.S. has enough planned offshore wind energy capacity to meet the current administration’s goal of developing 30 GW by 2030, which requires ramping up domestic supply chain to build new projects.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a supply chain roadmap for meeting U.S. offshore wind goals. In the second phase of the report, NREL said it will develop supply chain scenarios that could be followed to achieve the goal of deploying 30 GW by 2030 and to identify realistic pathways.
Here are the U.S. offshore wind supply chain needs to develop 30 GW by 2030, by the numbers:
- 2,100 wind turbines and foundations
- 6,800 miles of cable
- 5-6 wind turbine installation vessels
- 4 cable lay vessels
- 10 transport vessels
- 58 crew transfer vessels
- 11 service operation vessels
- 2 scour protection installation vessels
- 12,300-49,000 trained workers
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