14,000 Jobs Seen in Virginia Offshore Wind Expansion by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Dave Mayfield for the Virginia Pilot:Virginia could see as many as 14,000 jobs in the offshore wind energy industry over the next 15 years, according to a report issued by a group called the American Jobs Project. The report, written in partnership with Virginia Tech and issued this month, said the state is particularly well positioned for the placement of offshore turbines.The report said the Hampton Roads port could become an East Coast hub for shipments of turbines and their components.Among the report’s recommendations are overseas trade trips specifically oriented to court companies in the wind industry and the revival of a regional East Coast alliance of states to jointly promote wind projects.Virginia is a laggard in wind power. But Dominion Virginia Power is considering whether to build two test turbines off the Virginia Beach coast, and it holds an adjacent lease that would allow it to develop a large commercial wind farm.The American Jobs Project report said Virginia also has the potential for as many as 5,000 jobs in carbon fiber composite materials over the next 15 years.Report eyes jobs in Virginia offshore wind industry 14,000 Jobs Seen in Virginia Offshore Wind Expansion by 2030last_img read more