Offshore Wind Global Supply Chain Opportunities

As you know, the State of Maine through the Governor’s Energy Office and others are working to complete a strategic roadmap for the offshore wind sector, both to support future development here and near-term projects elsewhere. Maine International Trade Center is pleased to support these efforts to connect Maine manufacturers and service providers to this rapidly growing global industry.

Why is MITC involved? The offshore wind industry is exploding worldwide, and projects underway or under consideration in the United States have (or will have) significant international participation. Maine’s relatively low-cost manufacturing environment, port infrastructure, and proximity to northeast US markets make it a logical base for international companies.

Interested in learning more? Here are three ways for you to get involved:

  • Sign up for Maine’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Connect. A collaboration between the Governor’s Energy Office and the Business Network for Offshore Wind, this database of companies is the preferred location for OEM and Tier 1 suppliers to look for subcontractors to assist with major developments.
  • Participate in the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Study, which is being conducted by Xodus Group, a leading consultant on offshore wind based in Scotland. This is a great opportunity to get your business needs and concerns on the record as they relate to offshore wind and helps Maine attract business and investment by promoting a robust supply chain to potential developers and partners.
  • Watch for upcoming networking and business development opportunities on partnering with Canadian companies and accessing South Korean supply chains.

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact MITC President Wade Merritt.