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Jay Borkland

Jay Borkland

Our voice on US offshore wind.

Biography

Jay, a native Bostonian, is based at the company's Boston office working alongside Dr Carolyn Heeps.

Jay has been instrumental to the growth of the nascent US offshore wind sector, leveraging his 35 years experience in onshore and offshore renewables, geoengineering, geophysics, environmental and marine science and port infrastructure. He has worked globally on some of the most complex engineering challenges, including Boston's Central Artery project; the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site; the NSF Antarctic Icebreaker RV Nathaniel B. Palmer; trans-oceanic cables in the Asia-Pacific; and the President’s Rebuild-by-Design competition following hurricane Sandy, to name a few.

He led the design team for America's first purpose-built Offshore Wind marine terminal in New Bedford, MA, and has acted as liaison within the U.S. and European supply chain to the OSW industry, conducting detailed in-country research of the European OSW industry infrastructure in Germany, Denmark, and the U.K. He has undertaken OSW Port Analysis and Assessment studies for a number of States on the east coast of the U.S. including the OSW Ports & Infrastructure Assessment for MA.

The US has a huge offshore wind energy resource and the industry is in ascendency.

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