The following article is in today’s NY Times regarding offshore wind, What Ails Offshore Wind: Supply Chains, Ships and Interest Rates
“We needed to have confidence in our schedule,” said Robert Blue, Dominion’s chief executive. “One way to have confidence is to have a vessel,” he added.
A final blow, Mr. Nipper said, came in the past few months when it became clear that a ship that the company had booked to install the foundations that anchor the huge turbines to the sea bottom in 2024 would not arrive on time. This snafu threatened potentially huge cost increases.
Two comments from the article related to the Jones Act are in italics below the link. These are issues that we brought to the attention of NY State in June, 2019 and were ignored. Installation ships are in short supply because of Federal regulations, in particular the Jones Act.
The other issues that have been brought to their attention and have been ignored will bite just as hard. Reality quickly overcomes fantasy with regard to engineering projects.