Critical Milestone Paves the Way, Atlantic City, NJ – July 5, 2023
Ocean Wind 1, New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm, received its Record of Decision (ROD) from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a major milestone in the federal environmental review process.
Now, Ocean Wind 1 remains on track to begin onshore construction activities in the fall of 2023, and offshore construction beginning in 2024. Ocean Wind 1is expected to be able to power approximately 500,000 homes with reliable renewable energy when it begins commercial operations in 2025.
David Hardy, Group EVP and CEO Americas at Ørsted. stated: “Ocean Wind 1 is on the cusp of making history as construction on New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm is set to begin in a few short months, delivering on the promise of good-paying jobs, local investment and clean energy. David Hardy, Group EVP and CEO Americas at Ørsted stated:
We thank those at the federal level, Secretary Haaland, Director Klein and the team at BOEM, and of course, our partners at the State of New Jersey, Governor Murphy, Commissioner LaTourette, President Fiordaliso and staff at the Board of Public Utilities, Tim Sullivan and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and members of the federal delegation and NJ Legislature, past and present, for their leadership and commitment to bringing offshore wind to the Garden State.
New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy stated:
The announcement of Ocean Wind 1’s Record of Decision today represents a pivotal inflection point not just for Ørsted, but for New Jersey’s nation-leading offshore wind industry as a whole. By preparing to begin onshore construction this fall, Ocean Wind 1 will help bring New Jersey one crucial step closer to achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2035 and 11,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2040. Just as importantly, as we continue to cultivate burgeoning new industries while confronting the worsening climate crisis, our state’s first offshore wind project will generate thousands of good-paying union jobs and considerable environmental benefits for generations to come.
At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we will continue to update you on the status of where and when these excellent construction and maritime job opportunities in the wind energy development field will occur. We will be there for the needs of labor if you or your loved one is injured, which can be disastrous to your family.