Wind-power is a serious contender for the electricity generator of the future. Solar and wind are expanding across the globe as fossil fuels are losing their advantage as a generating source. The tall “windmills” seen along highways around the country are being supported by similar technology at sea.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, aims to help that trend. The company has signed a contract with Philly Shipyard, Inc. to build the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act-compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. This vessel will service the growing offshore wind energy industry and help reach the Biden administration’s ambitious 30 GW of offshore wind goal by 2030.