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Steel of West Virginia components to be used in offshore wind development


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Components from Steel of West Virginia are going to be used to help construct a ship that will be used in a major offshore wind development project. 

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm traveled to West Virginia Thursday and helped announce the new collaboration between Steel of West Virginia, Dominion Energy and Orsted Offshore North America. 

Leaders say Orsetd Offshore North America plans to build large wind turbines and install them along the Atlantic Coast but needs a ship to transport supplies. Secretary Granholm said Thursday during a news conference that Dominion Energy plans to build that ship and use steel from West Virginia. 

“This is sort of a window into the opportunity for West Virginia to be a leader in the energy of the future in addition to having led the energy that got us here and still powers us,” Granholm said. “The important message is that President Biden wants to make sure that no one is left behind and that these communities see an opportunity for themselves in this clean energy future. That this clean energy sector creates all kinds of jobs for all kinds of people.” 

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