On February 1st, the Icebreaker Wind project achieved an important milestone when it filed its permit application with the Ohio Power Siting Board.
This next year will also be exciting as the project’s prime contractors are finalized and the supply chain begins to take shape. GLWN will be providing monthly project and supply chain updates, latest news links, and ways you can be involved in or support the first offshore wind installation in the Great Lakes.
Fred.Olsen Renewables USA will be including targets for prime contractors, and their subcontractors, to use local content, services, material, equipment, and labor. The Regional Resource Directory will be provided to all prime contractors and will be included in the RFP’s issued by Fred. Olsen Renewables USA.
To show your support for offshore wind and Icebreaker Wind by emailing the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB). Send an email to contactOPSB@puc.state.oh.us with the subject line “Case Record: 16-1871-EL-BGN.” Share a few sentences on the potential job creation and business opportunities that Icebreaker Wind could mean for your business, as well as our regional economy. It is important that the Ohio Power Siting Board hears from our supply chain network of manufacturers, labor organizations, services, equipment and material providers, as they consider Icebreaker Wind’s permit to construct North America’s first freshwater wind energy installation.
Submarine Cable: Fred. Olsen Renewables USA plans to release the Icebreaker Wind Submarine Cable RFQ by the end of Q1/2017 with contract award planned for Q3/2017.
Substation & Grid Connect: Fred. Olsen Renewables USA plans to release the Icebreaker Wind Substation RFQ by the end of Q1/2017 with contract award planned for Q3/2017. The prime contractor will be responsible for ECP(IP), (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning), for this high-voltage, 138KV substation.
Small or minority business? LEEDCo and Fred. Olsen Renewables USA has partnered with Emerald Cities, a national nonprofit organization working to create sustainable, just, and inclusive local economies. Emerald Cities is here to help. If you are a small, minority or disadvantaged business, and you are interested in possible opportunities with Icebreaker Wind, contact SeMia or Sarah with questions.SeMia Bray
Emerald Cities Cleveland
Supply chain questions? LEEDCo and Fred. Olsen Renewables USA have partnered with GLWN to help potential suppliers get connected with Icebreaker Wind opportunities as they develop. Please feel free to contact Patrick or Dee with questions.