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2023 Supply Chain Advancement – Private

Brayton Point CC
Brayton Point Commerce Center

Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, Brayton Point is now home to a 300-acre industrial park solely focused on advancing the offshore wind energy sector. They purchased the retired power plant and invested significant resources to return the site to a state of productivity by reutilizing many of the same attributes that made the site successful in the past – 300 acres of waterfront land, a 34-ft deep water port, and access to a strong local talent pool.   

With a deep-water port, access to the regional transmission grid, and multiple offshore wind companies committed, Brayton Point is uniquely positioned to advance the offshore wind supply chain for many years to come.  

Coastal Line Transfers
Coast Line Transfers, LLC

Coast Line Transfers, LLC (CLT) is revolutionizing the US offshore wind industry with their innovative conversion of a charter fishing vessel located in New Bedford, MA, into a Jones Act-compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV). In a remarkable four-month endeavor, CLT transformed the vessel into the MV Captain Les Eldridge, showcasing their ambitious yet realistic supply chain goals. With a deep commitment to localizing the supply chain, innovative thinking, and making a significant impact on job creation and industry advancement, CLT stands as a pioneering force in the sustainable energy sector. Their project is a testament to American ingenuity and environmental responsibility, with the vessel still proudly homeported in New Bedford.


ECOncrete ecological concrete technology enables nature-positive advancement within the existing supply chain of the offshore wind sector. By design, the technology allows local concrete and pre-casting companies to supply offshore wind projects with locally sourced and manufactured scour and cable protection solutions which are eco-engineered to enhance biodiversity. ECOncrete technology is applied on- or near-site by local contractors using standard concrete casting procedures, and all solutions meet industry standards for offshore deployment.

Edison Chouest
Edison Chouest

ECO EDISON, the first U.S. Jones Act-qualified Service Operation Vessel (SOV), fully engineered, constructed, and operated by Edison Chouest Offshore’s family of affiliated companies, will provide long-term operations & maintenance support for the South Fork, Revolution, and Sunrise Offshore Wind Farms. The SOV is being constructed at ECO shipyards and incorporates steel, materials, and components from 34 different states, creating hundreds of jobs in U.S. shipyards and a major economic impact throughout the U.S.


Nexans, a supply chain pioneer in the U.S. with its industrial investment located in Charleston, South Carolina, has successfully produced the first American-made export cables for a U.S. offshore wind farm. These cables will be used for the South Fork Wind project, developed by Ørsted and Eversource. This manufacturing milestone sets the stage for many more cables to flow out of Nexans’ U.S. high voltage subsea cable facility. The facility has also exported the first American-made export cables to the United Kingdom and is currently producing cables for Ørsted and Eversource’s Revolution Wind and Equinor’s Empire Wind projects.


Ørsted is the global leader in offshore wind leading the way on building a new American offshore wind supply chain, having stimulated $2 billion in economic activity – more than any other developer – to create jobs and economic growth across 44 states. From port development to secondary steel fabrication and shipbuilding, Ørsted is tapping American ingenuity to power this growing industry.