CBP Issues Floating Offshore Wind Electrical Cable Ruling

June 2023
Region: Americas
In Headquarters Ruling HQ H325120 (May 23, 2023), Aqua Ventus LLC (Aqua Ventus) requested a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Jones Act ruling in connection with the installation and burial of cables that would transmit electricity generated by floating offshore wind turbines1 (the Maine Research  Array) to points on the Maine coast. Consistent with prior rulings, CBP held a non-coastwise vessel could install and bury the cable by jetting.