In 2017, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica was awarded an approximately $875,000 grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to develop a technical and economic feasibility study and implementation plan for a utility-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of Jamaica. This
study provided export opportunities for US suppliers. Keystone served as the prime contractor for the effort. The work scope included a detailed supply chain, infrastructure development plan, and logistical study for the construction of the wind farm.
The study also included creating a US supplier survey and register of US companies interested in exporting offshore wind-related products and services, as well as an estimation of the potential export value to US companies. The Terms of Reference (TOR) included the following: wind resource assessment, site selection study, wind turbine generator selection, foundation concept design study, logistics study for component delivery, local supply chain and infrastructure assessment, installation/implementation planning, US supply chain- supplier identification and register, stakeholder engagement, and regulatory/permitting review.