Dominion Energy Launches Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel


Dominion Energy’s Charybdis, which the company calls the U.S.’ first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, has launched from land to water.

To achieve this, welding of the ship’s hull and commissioning of the vessel’s four legs and related jacking system were completed.

“Charybdis is vital not only to CVOW, but also to the growth of the offshore wind industry along the U.S. East Coast and is key to the continued development of a domestic supply chain by providing a homegrown solution for the installation of offshore wind turbines,” says Bob Blue, Dominion Energy’s chair, president and chief executive officer. 

The 472-foot vessel, designed to handle turbine sizes of 12 MW, is being constructed at the Brownsville, Texas shipyard of Seatrium using domestically-sourced steel. Once complete, the home port for the vessel will be in Hampton Roads.

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Joan M. Bondareff
Joan M. Bondareff
1 month ago

Congrats to the Dominion crew who persisted with this project and CVOW. It’s very exciting.