BALTIMORE — US Wind Inc. plans to form a long-term partnership with Haizea Wind Group Management S.L. to manage and operate Sparrows Point Steel, Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind factory in Baltimore County, Maryland.
The facility will be available to manufacture steel components for the US offshore wind industry, including monopiles and towers.
Haizea Wind Group will utilize its expertise in designing, building and operating manufacturing facilities for monopile foundations and towers for offshore wind farms across the globe.
The partners say Sparrows Point Steel has the potential to be one of the largest offshore wind staging ports in the US. Once built, US Wind said the facility will have significant marshalling and storage land as well as considerable quayside access and an adjacent drydock, making it one of the most competitive offshore wind marshalling hubs on the East Coast.
The Sparrows Point site was once the home of Bethlehem Steel when it was the largest steel production facility in the world. It has a special historical relevance to the United Steelworkers, who will support fabrication operations there. US Wind’s MarWin and Momentum Wind projects will be among the first to procure components from Sparrows Point Steel.