We Source NYC is calling on manufacturers, suppliers, and construction service providers to plug into a new $4 billion supply chain.
A partnership between major contracting firms, local business service providers, and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) can help you access opportunities in the offshore wind industry.
Offshore wind turbines—composed of blades, nacelles, towers, transition pieces, foundations, and more—reach heights comparable to skyscrapers; but within them are as many as 8,000 smaller elements. The industry’s immense port facilities and transmission lines will likewise need expansive construction services and supplies. Many of these elements are already made—and if not, can be made—right here in New York City.
While the offshore wind supply chain will require a wide range of industrial goods and services, high local demand has been identified for the following:
- Steel products: Cradles, racking, brackets, handrails, ladders, cable trays, stairs, platforms, and more
- Chemical products: Epoxy resins, bonding paste, polyurethane paints
- Other metals: Cooling systems, safety equipment, fiberglass
- Electrical components: Electrical cabinets, transformers, switchgears, converters, lighting fixtures, cables, and more
- Aggregates: Cement, concrete
- Extensive equipment supply and maintenance: Winches, dead-man anchors, cable rollers, nuts and bolts, yaw drives, pitch drives, hydraulic power packs
- Construction supply & services: Cranes, cable rollers, trailers, HSE equipment & services, electrical supplies, tool calibration, fencing, trucking, load distribution plates
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What is the scope and timeline of work?
There will be a sizable need for local products in the next 2-5 years, with sustained demand for the next thirty years. Luckily, leading multinational manufacturers have contractual requirements to source in New York. Working with these large corporations may require industry certifications, so now is a strategic time to learn more.
What if my business is struggling to meet current demand?
You have time before offshore wind RFQs will go live, but by completing the survey now you’re letting large contractors (and NYCEDC) know you’re interested in learning more about contracting opportunities in the future. Spending five minutes now to fill out the survey might pay off down the line—don’t miss out!
I haven’t worked on energy infrastructure projects in the past. How can I find out if my business fits into the supply chain?
Across the four phases of developing an offshore wind project—planning and development, manufacturing and assembly, construction and installation, and operations and maintenance—manufactured products ranging from handrails to epoxy coatings to lubricants will be needed and could be sourced locally. The US supply chain for offshore wind is being built now, providing a great opportunity to get involved.
Isn’t everything going to come from Europe anyway?
While it is true that some offshore wind developers may source components from already established supply chain partners in Europe to meet the needs of early projects, that will not always be the case. The incoming demand for offshore wind components, both in Europe and the continental US, will require independent supply chains for each market. By getting involved now, you could be setting up a first-mover’s advantage that makes a major difference down the road.
Where can I learn more before I invest time and resources?
When you complete the survey, you'll get access to educational resources about the emerging supply chain. Additionally, we'll be hosting a supply chain forum for you to learn in-person about potential work in the field. If you’d like to speak to someone to learn more, please contact our team at [email protected].