German steel manufacturer EEW is waiting on first sections of offshore wind turbine monopile foundation that will be used for “training and process verification” at its new $300m US east coast facility as the contractor ramps up its plans for the regional play.

The monopile rings, fabricated at an EEW plant in Germany and slated to arrive later this week, will be the first to be welded at its 500,000ft2 (46,500m2) Paulsboro, New Jersey facility, where future giant 120-metre-long, 12-metre diameter units will be assembled for transport out to sea for installation.