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Offshore Wind Insider is a podcast hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, featuring interviews with today's industry and government leaders who are making offshore wind a reality in America.

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Offshore Wind Insider is a podcast hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, featuring interviews with today's industry and government leaders who are making offshore wind a reality in America.

    2021: Review of a Groundbreaking Year in U.S. Offshore Wind

    2021: Review of a Groundbreaking Year in U.S. Offshore Wind

    2021 was an incredible year for U.S. offshore wind. The Biden Administration matched the pace of state governments to jumpstart the nascent industry and its supply chain. Join host Brandon Burke, along with the Network’s Aybala Sen, Laura Hastings, and Sam Salustro, as they discuss the top offshore wind power news, industry accomplishments, and lessons learned in 2021.  

    Credits:  

    Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. 

    Content, audio engineering, editing, and sound design by Brandon Burke. 

    • 50 min
    A.I. on the High Seas (Season 3 EP 10)

    A.I. on the High Seas (Season 3 EP 10)

    Technological advances are making ocean mapping and offshore data collection easier, safer, and more accurate. One company at the forefront of this opportunity is Saildrone, who are utilizing their innovative uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) to advance the U.S. offshore wind market. Join Brian Connon, Vice President of Ocean Mapping at Saildrone, and host Brandon Burke as they discuss these innovative technologies. 

    Credits:  

    Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Production assistance by Alec Gomez.   

    Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke. 

    • 22 min
    From Nantucket Sound to Vineyard Wind: The Evolution of U.S. Offshore Wind (Season 3 Episode 9)

    From Nantucket Sound to Vineyard Wind: The Evolution of U.S. Offshore Wind (Season 3 Episode 9)

    The Biden Administration’s bold, unified approach to kickstarting U.S. offshore wind deployment has created a consistent advancement of projects through the federal permitting process. Guest Matt Palmer, President of Wood Thilsted USA, a veteran of the U.S. offshore wind industry, has been involved since the days of Nantucket Sound. Matt and host Brandon Burke talk about how these actions can create regulatory certainty and enhance investor confidence, all of which will be necessary to meet the 30 GW by 2030 national offshore wind deployment target.
    Credits:  

    Editing by Jeff Gasser. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Production assistance by Alec Gomez.   

    Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke.

    • 25 min
    Washington State's Unique Opportunity in Offshore Wind (Season 3 Episode 8)

    Washington State's Unique Opportunity in Offshore Wind (Season 3 Episode 8)

    Washington State has an extensive maritime history, advanced infrastructure assets including deep-water ports, a strong workforce, a culture of innovation, and experience with large-scale electricity generation. Given these advantages, why aren’t we hearing more about offshore wind in Washington? Guests Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins, Jennifer States from Washington Maritime Blue, and Brian Young from the Washington State Department of Commerce join host Brandon Burke to consider that question, including how these advantages can be leveraged to drive the U.S. offshore wind market forward.
    Credits:  
    Editing by Jeff Gasser. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Production assistance by Alec Gomez.   

    Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Submarine Cables: Overcoming Supply Chain Bottlenecks (Season 3 Ep 7)

    Submarine Cables: Overcoming Supply Chain Bottlenecks (Season 3 Ep 7)

    Supply chains across the world are being impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Manufacturing and production lines across America, including for offshore wind, have experienced backlogs. LS Cable USA’s Project Director, Bill Wall, who has more than 40 years of worldwide offshore marine construction and development experience, joins host Brandon Burke to discuss the critical role submarine cables play in the fast developing U.S. offshore wind industry. They touch on submarine cable management and storage considerations, potential supply chain bottlenecks, and Bill hints at some investments that LS Cable USA may be making.

    Credits:  

    Editing by Jeff Gasser. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Production assistance by Alec Gomez.   

    Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke. 

    • 25 min
    Labor Unions and the Key to Getting Steel in the Water (Season 3 Ep 6)

    Labor Unions and the Key to Getting Steel in the Water (Season 3 Ep 6)

    The United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ David Borrus weighs in on the intensifying workforce demands of the U.S. offshore wind industry and the key role organized labor can play to meet these growing needs. New projects over the coming years will demand more workers – requiring both older generation knowledge and skills as well as an influx of new workers. Host Brandon Burke and David discuss insights on job creation associated with the Vineyard Wind project, entering construction in fall 2021. They also delve into how the U.S. offshore wind industry is driving new career opportunities for more diverse workforce.
    Credits:   

    Editing by Jeff Gasser. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Production assistance by Alec Gomez.  

    Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Well produced and very engaging

Thank you the producers and especially the new host for such an engaging and informative show. If you are looking for updates on OSW, check this out. I’m looking forward to many more episodes in the future!

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