Texas company gets fabrication work in early stage of Maryland off-shore wind project

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Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Gulf Island Shipyards, L.L.C., it has signed a contract for a meteorological tower and platform for the U.S. Wind project off the Maryland coast.

The Houston company also announced an agreement to construct a towing, salvage and rescue ship for the U.S. Navy, with options for seven more vessels.

Gulf Island, based in Houston, TX, with fabrication facilities located in Louisiana and Texas, is a fabricator of complex steel structures and marine vessels.

The U.S. Wind has one of two projects planned for areas of the coast that would also be close to Fenwick Island at the southern edge of Delaware. U.S. Wind’s project would also feed power into the grid at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware.

The projects have drawn fire from those worried about the effect on ocean views.

Following the announcement of the Maryland projects, Delaware John Carney formed a working group to explore off-shore wind options in Delaware.

The Bluewater Wind project off the coast at Rehoboth Beach has been shelved.

Maryland regulators OK energy credits for two wind farms off Ocean City

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