The Hampton Roads Alliance Celebrates new announcements at Fairwinds Landing in the City of Norfolk
HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA – (April 14, 2023) The Hampton Roads Alliance is pleased to celebrate the announcement of new projects at Fairwinds Landing which will transform the underutilized Lambert’s Point Dock cargo terminal into a hub for offshore wind energy, shipbuilding, and maritime logistics. Two major projects, an operations base for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project and naval shipbuilding operations by Fairlead Integrated, have committed to leasing portions of the site, bringing with them over 700 new jobs and $140 million in capital investment.
The Fairwinds Landing project is a significant step forward in the region’s efforts to transition to cleaner energy sources and establish the region as an economic hub of the U.S. offshore wind industry. The Hampton Roads Alliance is thrilled to have played a role in making it a reality. As Doug Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance, explains, “Offshore wind in Hampton Roads is growing rapidly, and this project is a major milestone in that growth. We are proud to have worked with the City of Norfolk, Dominion Energy, Fairlead Integrated, Fairwinds Landing LLC, and other partners to bring this vision to life.” Together with the 248-acre Portsmouth Marine Terminal, the Hampton Roads Region has the best infrastructure on the East Coast to support the offshore wind industry.
The project is also a testament to the power of collaboration and partnership, as Jerry Miller, CEO of the Miller Group, notes. “Working with the Hampton Roads Alliance has been an excellent experience,” he says. “Their team has been instrumental in bringing together the various stakeholders involved in this project and helping to move it forward. We are excited to lead this development with regional partners and look forward to the positive impact it will have on the region.”
The Hampton Roads Alliance is a regional economic development organization that works to attract and retain businesses and talent in the Hampton Roads region. With a focus on industries like advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and renewable energy, the Alliance is committed to helping the region grow and thrive.
For more information about the Hampton Roads Alliance and the Fairwinds Landing project, please visit www.hamptonroadsalliance.com.