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The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s Offshore Wind Ready program will help Louisiana businesses take advantage of business opportunities including services, component manufacturing, and shipbuilding

BALTIMORE — The Business Network for Offshore Wind, in partnership with H2theFuture and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO), will offer its Offshore Wind Ready training program free to businesses across Louisiana. The Louisiana Offshore Wind Ready Training Series will bring the Network’s popular one-day training program to New Orleans November 1, Lake Charles November 3, Lafayette November 6, Thibodaux November 8, and Baton Rouge November 10. These sessions will provide critical information for businesses in adjacent industries looking to expand into offshore wind.

Offshore Wind Ready is a one-day educational program designed for businesses who want to learn more about the opportunities available in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry – both to domestic and export markets. Attendees will learn about project development, a project’s supply chain component parts, and how to identify where their business fits into the supply chain.

“Louisiana businesses are already contributing to the U.S. offshore wind supply chain,” said Jacqueline Baldini, senior director of education and training at the Business Network for Offshore Wind.  “This program will help more local businesses identify, understand, and take advantage of the growing offshore wind market. Thanks to our sponsors, H2theFuture and Greater New Orleans, Inc., Louisiana businesses will have the opportunity to learn about and prepare to enter the offshore wind industry, which is poised to bring clean, renewable energy and quality jobs to Louisiana.”

“Louisiana’s legacy as a leader in energy innovation creates an opportunity for companies currently working in traditional verticals to transition into offshore wind activity,” said Lacy McManus, executive director of future energy at Greater New Orleans, Inc. “The Business Network for Offshore Wind is experienced in providing the guidance that will be delivered through this training, and the results will create jobs and economic growth across the state. We encourage Louisiana companies to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.”

All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. local time. Additional sponsors for the Series include the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana, South Louisiana Economic Council, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. More information, including session agendas and locations, can be found online.

Additional Information:

For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at or 504-302-8079. 

The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Partnering Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at

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