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A Mighty Wind Tries to Lift Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn

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  • Gulf oil service companies built first U.S. wind farm
  • ‘We see offshore wind as part of our future going forward’

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore drilling, the company has turned to helping harvest another energy resource: wind.

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