A new frontier is opening for shipowners in the waters off the US.

A growing list of developers of offshore wind projects is queuing up to meet demand for clean energy, and they will need vessels to build and then support turbines in US waters.

While it is early days for this nascent corner of the market protected by the Jones Act shipping law, optimism is mounting for the bounty that awaits, thanks to growing regulatory certainty, a US president keen to push forward carbon-neutral electrical power and project advancements in the Atlantic.