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Maritime Technology Analyst Patrick Finn: Why We Can Forget About U.S. Offshore Windfarms

December 09, 2020 Bram de Haas
The Special Situation Cast
Maritime Technology Analyst Patrick Finn: Why We Can Forget About U.S. Offshore Windfarms
Show Notes

I interview Patrick Finn who is a Maritime Technology Analyst at Thetius. Thetius is focused on analysis and research into emerging maritime technologies.

I'm interested in Scorpio Bulkers which is a maritime company that's selling all of its bulkers and moving into windfarm installation vessels.

Patrick helps me understand the Jones Act and other applicable regulations better. Why is it in place? What is the effect of the jones act on the maritime industry? Could this hamper the development of U.S. offshore wind?  Is it possible to operate in U.S. waters while skirting the Jones Act? 

We talk about the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act,” H.R. 4447. For example, congress asked for clarifications of the bill regarding wind vessels. Could this hurt or help the industry?

Near the end, we also get into some of the technologies that could make shipping more efficient, more profitable, and more environmentally friendly.

Relevant links to the discussion:

https://maritime-executive.com/editor...

Patrick Finn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pwfinn/

Thetius

https://thetius.com/