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US wind supply chain to ramp up

Approval of Vineyard Wind marks a point where supply chains will start to develop in earnest

The final approval this month of America's first large offshore wind farm means the country needs to quickly develop a supply chain for offshore wind, including cables and monopiles, specialised ships, and ports to provide maritime access. Until now there has not been enough confidence in the sector for firms to make the necessary investments, but that has now changed, according to Stephanie McClellan, founder of the University of Delaware’s special initiative on offshore wind. “The reason we do not have the proper supply chain is that we have not had the proper market signal yet,” she says.  “But Vineyard Wind sends that first signal." 30 GW – US offshore wind target  The Bi



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