Setting a new path for the floating offshore wind industry, CADEMO has reached agreement with California’s labor unions to build and operate the state’s first offshore wind project with a union workforce.
Under the agreement, announced earlier this month, the CADEMO project off California’s Central Coast will partner with the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California. The agreement covers all of CADEMO’s contractors and subcontractors that will perform construction, assembly, installation, and maintenance on the four-turbine, 60 MW project in state waters off Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County. CADEMO is currently in the state’s environmental review process and is expected to start operations in 2027. This means CADEMO will be completed years before any of the projects resulting from the Dec. 6 federal auction of ocean areas for floating wind projects offshore California.