Baryonyx Corporation CEO Ian Hatton notes, “Offshore wind represents a tremendous opportunity for Texas to bring its long history of offshore engineering, design, fabrication and installation to bear on the nascent offshore wind industry.”
Raudel Garza, Executive Director for the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC), says that for the last few years his organization “has invested time and money on attracting renewable energy companies into the area. Along with Duke Energy’s proposed wind farm in Willacy County, and other proposed wind farms, our region has a great opportunity to capitalize on these multi-million dollar investments.”
RSTEC has also been actively working with other companies that will complement the wind farm project.
RSTEC member and CEO and Port Director of the Port of Brownsville, Eduardo A. Campirano, adds: “These wind projects represent a huge employment and investment potential for Rio South Texas, if we can focus on attraction of component manufacturers for the turbines and towers and other equipment. RSTEC just returned from the AWEA WindPower 2011 Show in California, and discovered many companies interested in the Rio South Texas region.”
RSTEC is dedicated to the promotion of new business opportunities and job creation through private investment in the Rio South Texas area, located at the southernmost tip of Texas, bordering Mexico along the Rio Grande River.