Maine Ocean and Wind Industry
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Maine is uniquely positioned to supply components and services to support wind and ocean energy development within the state, throughout the northeastern United States and into Atlantic Canada. Maine possesses considerable natural wind and ocean energy resources and has sufficient assets in its current business base--precision and composites manufacturing, engineering, construction, marine services and trades, applied research and development, and transportation and logistics--to play a significant role in the onshore, offshore and ocean energy supply chains necessary to develop these resources. These assets are now being developed through a collaborative effort of E2Tech, the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII), and the Maine Composites Alliance. E2Tech will help organize, promote and expand Maine’s ocean and wind energy cluster, and help strengthen the industry’s supply chain in Maine through growing companies, fostering collaboration between Maine businesses and global partners, and recruiting major suppliers and/or manufacturers to Maine. This project builds on and advances work conducted to date to develop, organize and enhance Maine’s wind and ocean energy assets.
The Maine Wind Industry Initiative is a collaborative between E2Tech, the Maine Composites Alliance, the Associated General Contractors, Maine Marine Trades Association, Manufacturing Association of Maine, the American Council Of Civil Engineers and the University of Maine to organize, promote and expand Maine’s ocean and wind energy cluster with the goal of strengthening the industry’s supply chain in Maine through growing companies, fostering collaboration between Maine businesses and global partners, and recruiting major suppliers and/or manufacturers to the state.