Crowley has signed an agreement that could see it develop the first port terminal in California to serve the offshore wind sector.

The Florida maritime outfit’s agreement with the Port of Humboldt Bay comes as the US state is aiming to get in on US efforts to build offshore wind generation capacity that have so far focused on the East Coast.

Crowley said the deal means its wind services division will start exclusive negotiations with the port for a lease that would make it both developer and operator of Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal.