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OSW Supply Chain August Update

Whats New?

EnBW on the move.

Friends and website sponsor EnBW North America announced last month some leadership changes in preparation for the next round of solicitations. Dr. Lars Gonschorek will become the US-based CEO & Board Chairman, and former DoE Executive Damian Bednarz as Managing Director. Congrats to both gentlemen. We look forward to our continued collaboration. Read the full announcement HERE 

And speaking of jobs.

EnBW is also looking for an Offshore Wind Project Development Coordinator. View the requirements HERE 

A whole lotta acreage.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced 8 new lease areas of the NY Bight will be put up for sale. While the public comment period has passed, I would strongly recommend to all of our potential supply chain partners to read the proposed sale notice (PSN), as it provides a lot of insight into the process of how sites are selected, and the due diligence required to be undertaken by all the major players. It outlines the environmental reviews, breakdowns on each lease area, transit corridors and much more. We are hosting the document on our website, click HERE  

It's a favorable wind for South Fork.

The Orsted/Eversource JV (both proud sponsors of oswsupplychain) has been notified that BOEM has completed its environmental review of the South Fork Wind project, sited off of New York and Rhode Island. Congrats! Read more HERE

It's all about the workforce.

While LI prepares for the buildout of our operations & maintenance training facility, being built under the guidance of the National Workforce Training Center members ORSTED, the Federation of Labor LI, and Suffolk County Community College, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) has kicked off their Global Wind Organization (GWO) certified programs. Their site will include a Crew Transfer Training Facility (CTTF), a 25-foot Crew Transfer Training Vessel, and a Working at Heights training facility. Get a glimpse of what we will be offering, along with many other programs, read the full article HERE  And don’t worry folks, there’s plenty of workforce training to go around! 

Stay informed.

Visit our website oswsupplychain and our LinkedIn corporate page at OSW-Supply-Chain Stop by often to keep up to speed on breaking developments. If you register, you’ll have access to our useful content dashboard (9 out of 10 doctors recommend it).

What Not to Miss:

September 1

NYSERDA Learning from the Experts: Environmental Considerations for Fixed Offshore Wind Foundation Technologies.

September 3

Business Network For Offshore Wind: Foundation 2 Blade 

September 17

The Long Island Offshore Wind Supply Chain Conference.

Around the World in Video

Each issue I will highlight a few of the interesting videos that are getting posted around the globe. 
Bottom Left. Not new, but still fun. The first OSW crew transfer boat built in the US
Bottom Right. Sitting on top of a turbine. A look at maintenance.

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Executive Director Phil Rugile talks about Manufacturing Opportunity

October 2, 2022

IWA, Minority Millennials & the Workforce Development Institute talk about Manufacturing

September 29, 2022

Minority Millenials and the Workforce Development insitute of Long Island have partnered to highlight the many career oppotunities within the Manufacturing industry. Here are some insights from industry leaders.

2022 Annual Giving and Capital Campaign | This Years Non-Profits: Spin The Yard Foundation, Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp + The Institute For Workforce Development

September 29, 2022

Introduction to Composites Fall Registration

September 27, 2022

Happy to announce that the IWA is now booking our Introduction to Composites program for fall classes. This 2-day course is suitable for both High School STEM students as well as adults. Some tuition awards for classes of ten or more may be available. Successful completion provides a full college credit! Contact us at

Spin the Yard Foundation’s New York Equity + Environmental Justice Center

September 27, 2022

IWA was proud to be a part of last weeks launch of Spin the Yard Foundation’s New York Equity + Environmental Justice Center. Let’s get everyone into the jobs and manufacturing opportunities for offshore wind.

Wind Tidbits and Congrats

May 20, 2022

Given all the news coming out of the last solicitation and now with the third just around the corner, I’m going to break the newsletter up into two parts. A once per month full edition with a lead topic, and bi-weekly shorter blasts highlighting timely news and events. This….. is that.


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