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US DOE TO CREATE OFFSHORE WIND ‘CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE’

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An $11.9 million centre of excellence is being created by The US Department of Energy (DoE) in order to speed up reliable and fair offshore wind deployment, helping to produce a well-educated domestic workforce. 

The Academic Centre of Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW) will be led by The University of Massachusetts Amherst. The centre will receive $4.75 million over five years and has also received a further $4.75 million from the Massachusetts Clean Energy State. 

Arrow has three key goals: create a comprehensive education system for US-based offshore wind professionals; carry out research on infrastructure, atmospheric and ocean conditions, and marine and human ecology to make offshore wind more resilient; and get input from a wide range of offshore wind stakeholders to ensure benefits are shared equitably.

The centre of excellence will contribute to the US climate change targets, the skills gap and future of the wind industry by providing a reliable wind workforce who are able to support an array of already existing and upcoming projects. 

For further information about ARROW, visit Department of Energy here.