NORFOLK, VA – July 5, 2023 – Capes Shipping Agencies today announced that it would represent DEME Offshore US LLC in Virginia during the construction of Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The 2.6-gigawatt project, consisting of 176 wind turbines located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, will be the largest of its kind in the country.
“We are very excited to be partnering with DEME Offshore US as their agent for the CVOW project,” said Michael Coleman, President & CEO of CV International / Capes Shipping Agencies. “We were fortunate to have had experience in the early stages of the CVOW project and with the geophysical survey ships that were working off our coast. We look forward to putting our experience and local knowledge to work for DEME Offshore US.”
“We chose Capes Shipping Agencies due to their local expertise and port knowledge,” said Tobe Possemiers, T&I Manager of DEME Offshore US. “It was apparent during our search for a port agent that they had what it takes to service our needs for the project.”
Bobby Scott, Director of Business Development at Capes Shipping Agencies, added, “We are fortunate to have been awarded this work by DEME Offshore US. It has been a pleasure getting to know their team during the tender process, and we are eager to begin this collaborative project. These are exciting times for the U.S. offshore wind industry, and we look forward to playing such a significant role in the CVOW project.”
The CVOW project is expected to support economic development in the region by creating hundreds of jobs during its construction and ongoing operation. In addition, the CVOW will generate enough clean energy to power more than 600,000 homes in Virginia. The project is a major step forward for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Capes Shipping Agencies is proud to be a part of it.
About Capes Shipping Agencies
Capes Shipping Agencies is a leading provider of vessel agency and cargo forwarding services in the United States and a subsidiary of CV International (CVI), a provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, regulatory compliance, and international logistics services. Founded in 1958, Capes Shipping Agencies established its reputation through a professional, reliable staff providing unmatched customer service and proactive solutions. Today, the company offers port agency services along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. The company also maintains a vast network of domestic and international agents and affiliate offices to provide its customers with the highest level of service for their port agency and cargo forwarding needs.
For more information about Capes Shipping Agencies, please visit https://www.capesshipping.net or e-mail .
About DEME Group
DEME Group (Euronext Brussels: DEME) is a leading contractor in the fields of offshore energy, environmental remediation, dredging and marine infrastructure. DEME also engages in concessions activities in offshore wind, marine infrastructure, green hydrogen, and deep-sea mineral harvesting. The company can build on more than 145 years of experience and is a frontrunner in innovation and new technologies. DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, the reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of mineral resources. DEME can rely on about 5,000 highly skilled professionals and operates one of the largest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. DEME realized a turnover 2,655 million euro with an EBITDA of 474 million euro in 2022.
For more information about DEME Group, please visit https//www.deme-group.com.