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    Default Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Future offshore wind energy development will depend on these ships. At the moment, there ain't many around.

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    The US offshore wind boom will depend on these ships

    New offshore wind developments are poised to help the US usher in a new era in energy — but first, they need ships. More specifically, they need massive specialized vessels capable of erecting a skyscraper-sized turbine in the open ocean. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are hard to come by.

    Wind turbine installation vessels are already in short supply globally. And in the US, policies aimed at protecting domestic shipbuilding make it even harder for wind farm developers to get their hands on those vessels. Unless the US figures out how to bridge that gap, it could be choppy waters ahead for the country’s offshore wind dreams...........

    https://www.theverge.com/22296979/us...lation-vessels
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Sounds like New Bedford will be primary site for developing Vineyard Wind. There are no bridges between the harbor and the open bay, so it sounds like the towers can be substantially assembled on shore and then taken to sea and that this does not require these vessels. Gonna be fun to watch.
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Quick scrape of the bottom while you're at it.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Just cancel the protectionism and you can order them asap.
    This builder has 5 different stock types.
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Cancel? Could they simply just make certain exceptions for the time being?
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Make exceptions to the Jones Act? For wind power? Never gonna happen.
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Hmm, vintage MAGA?

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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    Hmm, vintage MAGA?
    1920, I believe.
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Does the US ever amend these acts and laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    Does the US ever amend these acts and laws?
    Sure. This one may get changed pretty soon as there are damn few shipbuilders left in the US
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    Default Re: Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Ship

    Not the Jones act. That's sacrosanct. No matter how many Faro's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Sure. This one may get changed pretty soon as there are damn few shipbuilders left in the US
    OK Thnx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    OK Thnx.
    Note that Gareth disagrees with me & is more knowledgeable on the subject than I.
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    A rare disagreement. I've seen US mariners entrenched oppositon.

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    I respect both your opinions, don't worry!

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