US Wind picks up speed in Maryland offshore plans


US Wind, the only offshore wind company that focuses exclusively on developing clean energy for Maryland, announced progress for its offshore wind plans, including labor agreements and an agreement for a new port facility.

The labor agreements with the Baltimore-D.C. Building and Construction Trades and IBEW will support current and future projects, including the 22-turbine MarWin, the company’s first offshore wind project in Maryland.

A rendering from a proposal for a new steel fabrication facility at Sparrows Point Steel. (Courtesy: US Wind)

MarWin is expected to begin generating clean power in 2025 and will support 1,300 direct construction jobs in the state. US Wind is committed to using union labor for many of those jobs.

The port facility agreement with Tradepoint Atlantic sets up development for 90 waterfront acres. US Wind will initially invest $77 million into an offshore wind development hub there.
US Wind also announced plans to develop up to 1,200 more MW of offshore wind energy in addition to Momentum Wind, a project that will consist of 82 turbines, with the first phase coming online in 2026, and subsequent phases online in 2028.

About 3,500 direct construction jobs will be created.

In conjunction with Momentum Wind, the company announced a proposal to bring steel back to Baltimore, for a new steel fabrication facility in Baltimore County at Sparrows Point Steel.

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