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Offshore wind encourages Americans to build their own installation vessels

More new offshore wind farms may be on the way in the US, but that does not necessarily mean that the Jones Act, which hinders European players from carrying out installations on non-US vessels, will be done away with. Instead, there are indicators that US yards will build the necessary vessels themselves, says a US offshore wind researcher.

USA's eneste havvindmøllepark Block Island Wind Farm i staten Rhode Island. | Photo: PR/Block Island Wind Farm

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European carriers had a hope that the controversial maritime law, the Jones Act, would be challenged or perhaps suspended for a period.

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