A significant grant has been allocated by the U.S. government to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District for the establishment of a new marine terminal intended primarily for floating offshore wind-related operations.
According to Offshore Engineer, the Humboldt Bay project will involve the construction of a modern marine terminal primarily for the transport, import, staging, preassembly, final assembly, launch, in-water construction, and long-term maintenance of floating offshore wind turbine devices in the area.
The project also includes environmental protection measures such as an eco-shoreline.
In 2022, Crowley signed an agreement with the Port of Humboldt Bay to exclusively negotiate to be the developer and operator of a terminal to serve as California’s first hub for offshore wind energy installations.
Later that year, the plans for two floating offshore wind farms in north California Humboldt sites received the green light following the first floating wind auction to be held in California.