American-led offshore wind project granted direct access to the Network’s Supply Chain Connect database
For Immediate Release: December 1, 2022
Media Contact: Melinda Skea | [email protected] | 202-709-9793
BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind today announced a new partnership with Leading Light Wind, the only American-led offshore wind project in the New York Bight, that will help grow the U.S. offshore wind industry and its supply chain. The partnership provides the project direct access to the Network’s Supply Chain Connect database through the Direct Connect platform. The new platform will help further develop a local supply chain for the project.
“We are excited to partner with the Leading Light Wind team by providing Direct Connect, a valuable tool designed to help build out a localized offshore wind supply chain,” said Liz Burdock, founder and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “This collaboration will open doors to U.S.-based companies wanting to grow their business in this fast-growing renewable industry that will create local jobs, bolster local economies, and ultimately contribute to providing clean, reliable energy to more than 1.9 million homes.”
The Network’s Direct Connect program provides U.S. offshore wind developers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and tier-1 suppliers direct access to critical information in the Network’s database. These tools allow users to build out projects and create project-based localized supply chains to meet regulatory and project requirements and spur local economic growth. Direct Connect users can access information on thousands of companies, manufacturers, research institutions, and other organizations involved in the U.S. offshore wind supply chain.
“The offshore wind industry is a transformational opportunity for our region’s economic growth and tools like this are integral to connecting companies that are growing with the industry to meet the needs of the offshore wind supply chain” said Wes Jacobs, Project Director of Leading Light Wind. “As the only American-led project in the New York Bight, we are excited about the Direct Connect platform and its ability to facilitate the creation of a U.S. based supply chain.”
Leading Light Wind will have direct access to nearly 3,000 companies listed in Supply Chain Connect and will be able to search for supply chain partners and organize information related to MWBE status, certifications, number of employees, and experience in the offshore wind industry.
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Melinda Skea at [email protected] or 202-709-9793.
About the Business Network for Offshore Wind
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to building a robust offshore wind supply chain and expanding adoption of offshore wind energy. It advances the industry through collaboration, education, and innovation, including the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), the leading offshore wind conference in North America, and the OSW Market Dashboard. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.
About Leading Light Wind
Leading Light Wind is an American-led offshore wind project that will bring locally sourced, renewable energy to the East Coast. Developed by Invergy and New York-based energyRe, we believe in empowering the communities where we live and work. Leading Light Wind will build on our track record of innovation in sustainable American infrastructure and impactful community engagement to advance public health, create good-paying jobs, and support our local supply chain. Learn more at leadinglightwind.com.