Join us in this virtual learning and Q&A session on navigating offshore wind procurement

As the US embarks on its ambitious offshore wind (OSW) journey, industry leaders and New England states recognize that a crucial piece of the puzzle is building a competitive domestic supply chain. With over $100 billion in project spend on the horizon, unlocking local expertise is vital. It will ensure long-term industry success by reducing risks and costs, and it allows companies in the region to compete for lucrative, impactful contracts.

To empower local suppliers, SouthCoast Wind and SupplyRI are hosting an online event: Navigating Offshore Wind Procurement: Real Talk for Supplier Success.

Leveraging SupplyRI’s extensive knowledge of the local supplier ecosystem and their track record of connecting businesses with contracting opportunities, combined with SouthCoast Wind’s OSW industry expertise and perspective, this session will provide local suppliers with practical knowledge of how to adapt to the unique requirements of OSW purchasing, and when and how to best position their business to establish contracts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Share realistic insights into OSW procurement process, timeline, and needs.
  • Explain developer’s supply chain management and identify opportunities for local suppliers.
  • Highlight qualification requirements and support resources.

Target Audience:

  • Local businesses, service providers, economic development agencies, and business associations from across Southern New England, that are interested in participating in the emerging US offshore wind industry.


  • 11:30 – Virtual session begins
  • 11:35 – Opening comments from Supply RI
  • 11:40 – SouthCoast Wind Presentation (Jonathan Salzman & Will Cotta)
  • 12:05 – Supply RI Comments (Kayleigh Hill)
    • How states focus resources, how businesses can find them, the nature of support for businesses across state lines, a brief overview of RI Commerce’s efforts to support the OSW industry
  • 12:15 – Participant Q&A
  • 12:50 – Closing remarks
  • 1:00 – Conclude Event
  • After session: Participant feedback to improve session over time

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced understanding of OSW procurement landscape.
  • Actionable next steps for suppliers, leading toward successful contracts.
  • Insights for developers and state programs on additional ways to support suppliers to navigate OSW procurements.

You will be asked to complete a brief 2-question pre-survey and will receive the webinar link on Jan 17th.

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.