There are six major procurement packages in progress. All are in various stages — either in negotiation or we will be receiving bids back in the next few weeks. We have used a competitive process to source these components through the existing offshore wind supply chain, and we are looking forward to increased domestic supply chain competition as the industry matures.

Offshore wind costs are expected, by all measures, to continue to fall as the domestic offshore wind industry grows, technology matures and more of the components are manufactured in the U.S. We are working diligently to support a U.S. supply chain anchored in Hampton Roads.


The need to use local content is an important aspect of our discussions with prime contractors and subcontractors. Using local content provides opportunities to bring down the cost of the project.

The best way for your business to get involved in Dominion Energy’s offshore wind project is to pre-register here. Once you are registered, your skills and competencies are readily available for members of the Dominion Energy Supply Chain team to review and evaluate.


GWO develops training standards and is a certifying agency led by industry leaders. The safety portion is critical. All who work on the positions offshore will need this training. The requirements for going out on a vessel and gaining access to the wind turbines include the five GWO elements:

  • 1. Basic offshore training/onshore training
  • 2. GWO first aid training
  • 3. Working at heights/rescue
  • 4. Fire awareness training
  • 5. Sea survival training

In October 2020, Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam, announced the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance. The New College Institute, which will serve as the host institution, is joining forces with Centura College and the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy to create the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance. It’s likely they are offering four of the five modules, with the exception of the sea survival training.

Currently, FMTC Safety in Houma, Louisiana and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, are the two entities that offer the full training, which takes a week to complete.

It’s important to note that GWO training is good for two years, then you have return for a refresher (same level of training).


Typically, accreditation for a specific certification is received from the issuing organization. The Global Wind Organization (GWO) is an example of an issuing organization for offshore worker certification.


To learn more about becoming a supplier to the CVOW project, we invite you to visit the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Supply Chain site here.

There you can also find recorded Virtual Supplier Education Sessions in which information was shared on how you can avail your business of the opportunities to participate in the project. The best way for your business to get involved in Dominion Energy’s offshore wind project is to pre-register here.

We also recommend that you visit the Hampton Roads Alliance Offshore Wind site to register with the Virginia Offshore Wind Supply Chain Partnership Directory to stay informed of supply chain opportunities and receive industry updates.


Dominion Energy looks forward to providing diverse suppliers the opportunity to participate in the supply chain process. We encourage you to designate your company appropriately as a Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned (SWaM) business when you pre-register here with Dominion Energy. We will work with the CVOW contractors and subcontractors to maximize the opportunities for diverse suppliers and local businesses.


Yes, we are currently conducting a robust competitive bidding process for prime contractors CVOW’s construction. Once those contracts are awarded, Dominion Energy will be engaged in the evaluation of subcontractors. Our objective is to maximize the opportunities for Virginia businesses. We encourage interested businesses to pre-register here in our supply chain system.


Dominion Energy looks forward to providing small and diverse suppliers the opportunity to participate in the supply chain process. We encourage you to designate your company appropriately as a Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) business when you pre-register here with Dominion Energy. We will work with the CVOW contractors and subcontractors to maximize the opportunities for diverse suppliers and local businesses.


Currently, the offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. is limited. Dominion Energy is collaborating with local, regional and state economic development agencies to recruit and develop a robust domestic offshore wind supply chain based in Virginia.


We invite you to visit Dominion Energy’s Careers page: Dominion Energy Careers. This site will allow you to create a profile and share your resume with us. You can also sign up to receive notifications about jobs of specific interest.