Dominion Energy followed a rigorous, competitive procurement process to reach an agreement on major contract packages for CVOW, which resulted in the selection of industry leading wind partners. Now, our objective is to maximize the opportunities for Virginia businesses. We encourage interested businesses to pre-register here in our supply chain system.
In early November, we launched the Virginia Supply Chain team, tasked with working with each major equipment provider to identify the direct and subcontracted commercial activity they plan to conduct in Virginia.
Once these scopes of work are identified, Dominion Energy Virginia and these major equipment providers will engage with local, regional and state economic development authorities and trade organizations, such as the Hampton Roads Alliance and the Virginia Maritime Association, to share these opportunities. From there, these groups and the company will host construction expositions and meetings between Virginia businesses and the major equipment providers.
It is important to register your business in our supply chain system as well as Virginia's Offshore Wind Supply Chain Partnership Directory, hosted by the Hampton Roads Alliance. This information will be shared with the major equipment providers, and you will be on a mailing list for event invitations.
As the scopes are identified, the types of job roles needed to support the businesses can be assessed. Dominion Energy will share the job roles with workforce councils, primary and secondary educational institutions and community organizations to promote interest and encourage engagement in training and apprenticeships for those interested in joining the offshore wind workforce. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council hosts a database for those interested in offshore wind jobs.
We will be working with our major equipment providers in the first quarter of 2022 and plan to begin outreach to Virginia’s business and the workforce development organizations in the second quarter of 2022.