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Steel of West Virginia partners with Dominion and Orsted for ship development

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Steel of West Virginia, the supplier and producer of steel products, has partnered with Dominion Energy and Orsted; the partnership will bring Steel of West Virginia’s components for a ship that will serve the offshore wind industry.

Firstly, Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, traveled to West Virginia on Thursday to announce the collaboration. She said the steel company of the state would serve in a major offshore wind development project.

Secondly, the collaboration, particularly, will serve as Orsted Offshore North America plans to build large wind turbines and install them along the Atlantic; as offshore wind developments surge. However, the company needs a ship to transport supplies from one site to another.

Thirdly, it will be Dominion Energy the one to build that ship; however, with components from Steel of West Virginia. This is sort of a window into the opportunity for West Virginia to be a leader in the energy of the future in addition to having led the energy that got us here and still powers us,” Granholm said.

Moreover, she added that. “The important message is that President Biden wants to make sure that no one is left behind; that these communities see an opportunity for themselves in this clean energy future. That this clean energy sector creates all kinds of jobs for all kinds of people.”

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In addition, Orsted Offshore North America CEO David Hardy, said Steel of West Virginia will supply at least 1,600 short tons of steel components for the collaboration.

Furthermore, Dominion Energy expect that the project will generate around 1000 jobs, among the three companies involved and other to be.

On the other hand, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, from West Virginia; hosted the visit to the state from Granholm. During the hearing event, Granholm added. “We are all about jobs. As the president said when he hears the word climate, he translates it into jobs.”

She also added. “And that’s why we are here to hear from West Virginians; about what we should be doing as a partner on the federal side to make sure jobs are created here in clean energy. We want to grow the pie.”

Finally, Manchin spoke about the infrastructure bill that the Biden-Harris admin is pushing, according to local media, he called it a “golden opportunity”.

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