Vineyard Wind is currently building the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project over 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. The project will generate clean, renewable, affordable energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses across the Commonwealth, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year.
We are happy to announce the placement of one of our “Certified Fisheries Liaison Officers” onboard the Survey Vessel Go Discovery, who will performing geophysical survey operations in Lease area OAS-A-0522 says Troya Forsberg / CEO of Offshore Wind Farm Support, LLC.
Vineyard Wind is building the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project that will generate clean, renewable, affordable energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses across the Commonwealth, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year.
Vineyard Wind insists on having seasoned, experienced, and knowledgeable fisherman known as “Certified Fisheries Liaison Officer” onboard all vessels working on the project.
“Josh Greenleaf is a THIRD Generation fisherman and decided it was time to hang up his boots and go to work in Offshore Wind. Josh started out on the back deck of his grandfathers lobster boat when he was 11, bought his first boat at the ripe old age of 13, and has been running boats ever since.Paul Forsberg
Last year he worked as a Fisheries Liaison tor a hitch, and has since made a decision to hang up his boots and work full time in Offshore Wind. We are very happy to have Josh as one of our “Black Belt” Certified Fisheries Liaisons.
Between 2019 and 2021, CFLO’s working with Offshore Wind Farm Support have been onboard Offshore Wind Survey vessels who collected over 220,000 km of survey miles and encountered well over 1,400 crossing situations commercial fishing vessels and other marine traffic and to date, have had ZERO negative interactions.
“We set the new standard every day. I love working on Offshore Wind boats and it’s a whole heck of a lot easier than fishing.“Josh Greenleaf
ALL Fisheries Liaisons working for Offshore Wind Farm Support have extensive experience working on and running commercial fishing boats, and are well known and respected within the fishing community.
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Offshore Wind Farm Support, LLC is an American, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) providing both “Boots on the Ground Services” and remote support to Offshore Wind / Personnel / Logistical Services / Supply Chain Management ~ Hiring and Training Local Content
It is our intent to create a simple, efficient, non-intimidating access for local fishermen and their communities if they desire to be part of this energy industry. This includes, offering ways to get involved, at many levels, in the early stages of Offshore Wind Industry on the Eastern seaboard. We will support onshore services as well as offshore positions, to better support livelihoods that may have changed during the last few years as renewable energy has taken a place in the country.