ICYMI: Dominion Energy’s New Ship May Hold The Key To U.S. Offshore Wind Energy

In case you missed it, in a recent story on NBC News Now, Dominion Energy’s new offshore wind construction vessel Charybdis was highlighted for its significant achievements in bringing the U.S. success in the offshore wind energy space.

The $625 million project from Dominion Energy to build the ship will allow for the construction and transportation of the wind turbines that will make up the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The ship is 30,000 tons and consists of 58,000 feet of deck space – with reporter Brian Cheung referring to it as a “floating city.” The ship is American-built and American-owned, which allows it to fulfill a big need for our country as it is now the first ship capable of transporting wind turbine materials from one location in the U.S. to another, as no other ship is Jones Act compliant.

President Biden has shared his goal of installing 30,000 MW of offshore wind energy capacity in the United States by 2030 – and this effort from Dominion and the progress of the CVOW project here in the Commonwealth are serving an important purpose in meeting that goal.

We are looking forward to continuing to see these major accomplishments highlighted and the continued progress of the project as we move closer to seeing clean, reliable offshore wind energy power hundreds of thousands of Virginia homes.

Watch the full story on Charybdis HERE.

Learn more about offshore wind in Virginia HERE.

About Virginians For Offshore Wind: Virginians for Offshore Wind is a group of citizens and local organizations dedicated to promoting offshore wind in Virginia, including the clean energy transformation and economic opportunities that come with it. To learn more, visitwww.virginiaosw.org.