The Port of Humboldt Bay in the US state of California has received $10.5m in funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC) that will help galvanise a far-ranging industrial redevelopment plan that would turn the former timber shipping centre into a floating wind manufacturing hub.

The finance from the CEC, the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, is part of California's push to develop its offshore wind resources to both mitigate the impact of climate change and spur economic development and jobs growth.