Boskalis has opened an office in Providence, Rhode Island, to support the developing offshore wind market along the USA’s East Coast.
The office was officially opened on June 30 in a ribbon cutting ceremony where governor Dan McKee of Rhode Island; Hilary Fagan, president of Rhode Island Commerce; David Ortiz, the head of New England market affairs for Ørsted; and Michael Ausere, the vice president of business development for Eversource Energy participated.
The event was attended by a variety of company representatives from the offshore wind business community, including Waterson Terminals, Crowley and RI Building Trades whom Boskalis will work closely with over the coming years.
Boskalis has over the last number of years expanded its activities in the USA to serve the renewables market. This initially included marine survey campaigns needed in the early phase of offshore developments. More recently, Boskalis has been awarded three contracts for foundations, scour protection, transport and export cable scopes in the northeast.
Boskalis will be performing monopile and substation transport and installation works and scour protection works for Ørsted-Eversource as part of the South Fork, Revolution and Sunrise wind farm developments.