Along with Oregon’s power wind resources, ambitious state legislation, and support from the federal government, the US west coast state can add deep-water port infrastructure to its many industrial attributes for the emerging floating wind sector, a report from engineering firm Mott MacDonald has concluded.

The study, commissioned by TotalEnergies SBE, the French oil supermajor’s tie-up with Irish offshore wind developer Simply Blue, spotlighted the deepwater Port of Coos Bay as having stand-out potential for repurposing as an offshore wind port, supporting the Pacific Northwest state’s efforts to move forward with plans for up-to-10GW of capacity in by 2040.