Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Errata: "This report, originally published in March 2022, has been revised in June 2022 to make several minor updates to data included in this report based on feedback from industry experts: [1] We corrected the investment cost of the Prysmian cable facility to $200 million in Table 1. It was previously listed as $900 million, which is the value of the awarded cable contracts for the factory. [2] We updated the specifications for the New Jersey Wind Port in Table 9 with new input from the port designers. This change indicates that wind turbine installation vessels will be capable of accessing the port, which is also reflected in Table 10. [3] We updated the channel depth for the Port of Seattle in Table 11 to above 30 meters, indicating that there are no navigation channel depth limitations for floating wind installation out of this port. [4] We consolidated several types of support vessels in Table 17 and provided a rough estimate of the number of vessels that may be required per project. We also reclassified CTVs [crew transfer vessels], heavy lift vessels, and anchor handling tug supply vessels from a low risk to a moderate risk to the 30 GW [gigawatt] target."

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NREL/TP-5000-81602; National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Paper 5000-81602
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