Offshore wind farm development has got off to a slow start in the US. Despite many projects being in the pipeline since the mid-to-late 2010s, with initial completion scheduled for the early 2020s, no major US wind farm has yet commenced operation. Colebrook Offshore explores the reasons behind the delays.
One example is the MarWin project, developed by US Wind off the coast of Maryland. Announced in June 2017, the plan was for MarWin to enter operations in 2021, yet repeated challenges to the project mean operations won’t commence until at least December 2025. In fact, in its most recent letters to the State of Maryland, US Wind suggested delays could span into early 2026.