For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-444-3766
BALTIMORE – Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducted the first offshore wind lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a $5.6 million bid for the Lease Area off the coast of Lake Charles, Louisiana from RWE Offshore U.S. Gulf, LLC.
In response to today’s auction, Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, issued the following statement:
“Today’s auction results show the important role state public policy plays in offshore wind market development. The Network remains fully committed to offshore wind in the Gulf and to supporting our members forming the robust supply chain that is already instrumental to building out a new American energy industry. Gulf expertise in offshore construction is unparalleled, and their innovative solutions will continue to drive the U.S. and global offshore wind industry forward.
We congratulate RWE and the state of Louisiana, which is positioning itself as a regional leader and building upon their strength as a major national supplier, and we look forward to helping solidify the state’s market.”
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-444-3766.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Partnering Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.