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Ocean Energy: Oil, Wind & Tidal

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The making of a (supply chain) star

Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current state-side plans. Yet, serious observers of the f rst U.S. of shore wind installations saw inef ciency: unwieldy lif s; few specialist vessels on-hand; and cables were “just cables.” Supply chain innovation, people say, lags other industries.

By William Stoichevski

Retro? t: new work in wind for an anchor-handling vessel.

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