The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 43,000 of the most skilled and best-trained carpenters who live and work in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. EAS Carpenters are trained in many different trades, including commercial/residential carpentry; heavy highway; offshore wind construction; pile driving; commercial diving; floor-laying, mill cabinet work, millwrighting; and tradeshow construction.
The union operates 18 training centers throughout the region. In anticipation of work created in the renewable energy sectors by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the EASRCC expanded their existing training center and purchased a dive school. This New Jersey location is central to the entirety of offshore wind development along the East Coast. It is the only facility of its kind to provide cutting edge, hands-on training in the full complement of skills needed to power renewable energy development and provide the most diverse workforce for offshore wind development.
Advisian was commissioned by NYSERDA to analyze the New York Buy American Law to increase the proportion of American steel in the New York offshore wind industry and increase mill and manufacturing jobs. The study included interviews with U.S.-based steel mills, offshore wind component manufacturers and suppliers, and addressed possible avenues to achieve these goals. The project revealed that ratepayers were not overburdened with excessive costs, and that developers had multiple alternatives to meet the cost-per-megawatt ($/MW) requirement.
The Port of Albany (New York) is a public port located 124 nautical miles north of New York Harbor with operations that span 450 acres on both sides of the Hudson River. The Port handles bulk, break bulk, and special project cargo including steel, timber, and power equipment. Currently the Port is developing 100 acres dedicated to offshore wind manufacturing operations. The Port has been in operation for over 90 years, driving the economy of the Capital Region with the mission to effectively manage public maritime commerce, contribute to the economy, and operate with integrity, professionalism, and customer service. Through the execution of this mission, the port has emerged as an award-winning, multi-faceted transportation hub offering world-class facilities and services with worldwide economic influence.