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At Dominion Energy, we are building Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) to deliver Virginia’s clean energy future with economic development and jobs that will be transformative for Hampton Roads and beyond.

To move this project forward, we will be working alongside global partners, Virginia businesses and hundreds of local workers, contractors and suppliers. This team will be responsible for safely constructing, operating and maintaining the offshore and onshore components that will ultimately provide clean, reliable and sustainable energy to up to 660,000 homes.

Learn more about our supplier needs and project roles

Career Events

We are committed to maximizing opportunities for Virginia’s businesses and workforce. We are hosting local events for potential workers who can help construct, operate and maintain this important renewable energy project. If you embrace our core values of safety, ethics and excellence and would like to learn more about the skills needed to work in the offshore wind industry, please join the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Dominion Energy and major contractors and industry experts at an upcoming offshore wind workforce event. Please also check back as upcoming events are added.

We are planning more events in the future. Please check back soon as upcoming events are added.

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Impact on Hampton Roads

By maximizing opportunities for Virginia’s businesses and workforce, CVOW will have long-lasting impacts on Hampton Roads and beyond.

900 jobs

Each year during construction, CVOW could support:

900 direct and indirect Virginia jobs annually (about 60 percent in Hampton Roads)

Almost $57 million in pay and benefits

Over $143 million in economic output

Generating almost $2 million in revenues for local governments in the Hampton Roads area

An additional $3 million in Virginia state tax revenues

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Each year during ongoing operation, CVOW could support:

1,100 direct and indirect jobs annually in Hampton Roads

Almost $82 million in pay and benefits

Almost $210 million in economic output

Generating almost $6 million in revenues for local governments in the Hampton Roads area

An additional $5 million in Virginia state tax revenues

Workforce of Tomorrow

To ensure a strong and qualified workforce, we support educational programs that provide opportunities for potential workers as well as future generations.

We are working with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, K-12 educators, community colleges, colleges and universities, North American Building Trades Union and their state affiliate Virginia Building Trades, and other partners throughout the region to help train potential clean energy employees. Through these collaborations, we are helping to build a pipeline of talent in skilled trades, engineering, supply chain management, and ship building and repair.

National Energy Education Development (NEED)

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has also provided grant funding to the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to train the next generation of clean energy employees through an Offshore Wind for Students initiative. Find out more about our work with NEED and others on our Educators page.

Offshore Wind Certifications

Depending on your desired career in the offshore wind industry, you may need to successfully complete Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training. This training reflects the safety and technical standards expected by all wind energy companies across the world. There are currently three facilities offering GWO training in Virginia:

Specialized training and medical certification may also be necessary. To learn more, please visit globalwindsafety.org.

Workers pose at the base of the CVOW pilot turbine offshore

Union Labor

Dominion Energy and the North America’s Building Trades Unions, along with their state affiliate Virginia Building Trades, reaffirmed their commitment to the participation of a unionized workforce in the construction of CVOW, as well as utilizing local workers; the hiring, apprenticeship, and training of veterans; and the use of workers from historically economically disadvantaged communities.