Xodus Group and BW Research Partnership are to conduct a research project to assess the local and regional supply chain in support of the growing offshore wind industry in and around Massachusetts.
Working on behalf of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Xodus and BW Research, in coordination with Greentree Consulting and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will deliver an offshore wind supply chain assessment and gap analysis.
The research will be based on the requirements of both developers and tier one companies, and the capabilities, qualifications and interest of Massachusetts companies and neighbouring states.
Xodus director of operations in Boston Jamie MacDonald (pictured) said: “Our outreach campaign will provide an in-depth assessment of the offshore wind supply chain to identify the strengths of Massachusetts and neighbouring states.
“This is a big step in the right direction in working towards a multi-state regional supply chain cluster, offering the industry a wide network and the best of what each state has to offer.
“We aim to create a local sustainable supply chain to ensure offshore wind as an industry can be more efficient in the future, providing significant economic impacts for the region.
“Overall, our mission is to deliver a responsible energy future.
“This means achieving a future where energy projects are sustainable from a technical, social, environmental, ethical and economic perspective. Working with MassCEC will be an important part of enabling this future energy transition.”
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center chief executive Steve Pike said: “Massachusetts is committed to supporting the expansion and development of the local and regional supply chain to meet the needs of the growing offshore wind industry.
“To do so, we need more detailed understanding of the specific capabilities that exist in Massachusetts and the region, and we are pleased that Xodus and BW Research will bring their experience and expertise to help Massachusetts companies capture as much of this new business opportunity as possible.”