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Manufacturing, Services, and Supply Chain (MSSC) ‘Capable Partner’ Registry

June 18, 2020
Contacts:  Juergen Pilot –
Contacts:  Christine Hirt –

UPDATE: The MSSC ‘Capable Partner’ Registry interest submission deadline has been extended two weeks, to July 10, 2020. We extend our sincere thanks to those who have already submitted their information, and welcome all additional submissions.

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) is excited to announce our new Manufacturing, Services, and Supply Chain (MSSC) ‘Capable Partner’ Registry initiative. Through this effort, the Consortium hopes to facilitate relationships between our research partners and our manufacturing, services, and supply chain industry connections to promote collaborative R&D efforts that will lower the cost of US offshore wind.

Our MSSC ‘Capable Partner’ Registry will be virtual index of self-identified manufacturers, service providers, and supply chain entities who are actively seeking to participate in R&D partnerships to identify cost-reducing offshore wind solutions for commercialization. This publicly available registry will be maintained as a resource to our wider research partner network, who can use it to find suitable industry partners for R&D efforts, whether funded through the Consortium’s competitive solicitations or other complementary programs. For more information on some of our research partners, please view the Consortium’s Research and Development Advisory Group (RDAG) Capability Registry, available here. For more information on the Consortium’s competitive solicitation program, the NOWRDC Research and Development Roadmap is available here.

If you or your company are interested in collaborative R&D opportunities related to offshore wind, and would like to be listed in the Consortium’s ‘Capable Partner’ Registry, please respond via email to or with the following information:

  1. Name of organization
  2. Lead contact info
  3. Corporate address and service area
  4. Brief description of offshore wind-related capabilities, realized or realistically achievable (<100 words)

In order to ensure the registry is live for the Consortium’s Solicitation 2.0 Topic Preview,* tentatively scheduled for early July 2020, we ask that interested, we ask that interested parties respond in writing no later than Friday, July 10th. We look forward to hearing from you!

* Solicitation 2.0 is the Consortium’s second R&D funding opportunity issued under the NOWRDC Research and Development Roadmap, slated for full release in July 2020. Fundable topics areas will be announced at the Solicitation 2.0 Topic Preview, and will not be a comprehensive reflection of the Roadmap’s outlined challenge areas. Not all manufacturers, service providers, or supply chain entities will operate in industries relevant to Solicitation 2.0, however, all such entities are encouraged to register as ‘Capable Partners’ for future partnership opportunities, whether through subsequent Consortium solicitations or other programs.


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