For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 20, 2023
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Offshore Wind Sails Towards Milestone Achievement in the Gulf of Mexico
Washington, D.C. - National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published the Final Sale Notice for the first ever Gulf of Mexico offshore wind lease sale:
“Today's announcement marks a significant milestone in the advancement of the U.S. offshore wind sector. The Gulf of Mexico has long been esteemed as a premier offshore energy hub, spearheading the way with low-carbon barrels of oil. This achievement underscores the region’s history of unwavering innovation and leadership. The introduction of new offshore wind lease sales, combined with the resumption of a long-term oil and gas leasing program, can establish a solid foundation for the continued prosperity of the Gulf of Mexico's exceptional and invaluable energy portfolio.
“The remarkable synergy between offshore oil and gas and offshore wind is evident, and NOIA member companies have played a pivotal role in developing and constructing both offshore oil and gas projects and offshore wind projects. With the introduction of offshore wind in the Gulf Coast, numerous local companies will now have the opportunity to actively participate in the construction of new wind projects closer to home.
“The American offshore energy sector significantly benefits Americans from all walks of life, and this relationship will only grow stronger with new offshore wind opportunities. We are thrilled about the potential of offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico.”
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.