Location: Approximately 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey
The state of New Jersey has set an ambitious goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The Ocean Wind project will play a key role in helping the state achieve its goals, by providing clean energy, investing in New Jersey and making the state a key player in the new burgeoning offshore wind industry.
Ørsted with the support of PSE&G, is proud to present New Jersey’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm – Ocean Wind. This wind farm will provide clean, and reliable energy, significant capital investment and will contribute significantly to the state’s ambitious renewable energy goal of supplying more than 3.2 million New Jersey homes with offshore wind power by 2035. The project will utilize the GE Haliade-X 12 MW turbine, which is the most powerful turbine on the market today.
With over 25 years of experience, Ørsted has the most experience out of any offshore wind developer, including being the builders of the worlds first offshore wind farm in Denmark and the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. in Rhode Island.
Ørsted believes that offshore wind energy is an opportunity for everyone – not just developers – which begins by creating a domestic supply chain. As a global leader in the field, we have strong supplier relationships, which will help us bring jobs and investment to the Garden State.
Currently, the Ocean Wind project is in its development stage which consists of the following:
- Conducting environmental studies and geological studies to support the permitting and engineering of the wind farm
- Members of our team are also presenting project overviews to elected officials, community groups, and other external stakeholders
- Holding open houses throughout southern New Jersey to make sure the public has every opportunity to learn more about the project and what it means for their community
- Procurement teams are meeting with local suppliers to learn how their businesses can assist Ocean Wind and enter the American offshore wind industry