Speaking Engagement

Status of U.S. Jones Act and Its Implications to the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

U.S. Offshore Wind Round Table Discussion

Blank Rome Associate Dana S. Merkel will present on the “Status of U.S. Jones Act and Its Implications to the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry” at the U.S. Offshore Wind Round Table Discussion on Thursday, January 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon CST.

This is the fourth open roundtable discussion hosted and sponsored by Boskalis, Huisman-US, and DNV-GL as leadership members of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. This meeting comes as the first in the new decade in which the United States expects at least 10 GW of deployed offshore wind, following recent commitments announced in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia over the last six months demonstrating their individual state's commitment to growing the U.S. offshore wind pipeline.

The roundtable will discuss the secondary supply chain capabilities for the U.S. East Coast offshore wind industry, focusing specifically on the present state of the industry with special emphasis on permitting and how the future pipeline impacts investment in vessels and management of logistics to match the U.S. ports’ assets. Full agenda topics include:

  • Present status of the offshore wind lease areas for development, the states’ commitment for power procurement, and the future outlook
  • Insights on the permitting process as well as an update on the Jones Act as it relates to offshore wind
  • Updates on the U.S. ports and navigational considerations
  • Impressions from an invited offshore wind developer

To register to attend, please click here.

Registration closes on Friday, January 17, 2020, at midnight.