Ørsted Submits Bid in Response to New Jersey’s Latest Call for Offshore Wind

Global Leader in Offshore Wind announces significant economic development package

Atlantic City, NJ (December 10, 2020) – Ørsted announced today that it has submitted a bid to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to develop its Ocean Wind 2 project. The bid is in response to the second request for proposals under Governor Phil Murphy’s Offshore Wind Strategic Plan. This solicitation will award up to 2,400 MW. Gov. Murphy’s plan calls for 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035.

Ørsted is the global leader in offshore wind and is currently developing Ocean Wind, an 1,100 MW project which will be New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm. The company won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation in June of 2019. Ocean Wind will be located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey and will generate enough clean energy to power 500,000 New Jersey homes.

The company operates 26 offshore wind farms globally including the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm, the Block Island Wind Farm. Ocean Wind 2 will help the state reach its ambitious new goal, which was announced by Gov. Murphy in November of 2019.

“Ørsted is the world leader in offshore wind and is already partnering with the state of New Jersey to meet its renewable energy goals,” said David Hardy, CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America. “As New Jersey looks to rebuild its economy in the wake of COVID-19 and positions itself as a leader in the new American offshore wind industry, Ørsted is uniquely positioned to help the state achieve its goals.”

The Ocean Wind 2 project includes:

  • Significant investments into New Jersey’s offshore wind manufacturing capabilities. These investments will help unlock the state’s potential in serving as a manufacturing hub for the American offshore wind industry.
  • Comprehensive proposals for the New Jersey Wind Port including helping to attract suppliers to make use of the facility for Ocean Wind 2 and beyond.
  • Innovative research, grants and workforce training programs that will incorporate environmental justice initiatives to assist the state’s overburdened communities.
  • Continued engagement with local unions and support for efforts to create a well-trained offshore wind workforce.
  • Expanded operations and maintenance footprint with more long-term good paying jobs for communities within New Jersey.

About Ørsted Offshore North America 

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. 

In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters.  Ørsted has secured over 2,900 megawatts of additional capacity through five projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Ørsted Offshore’s North American business is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. To learn more visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).

About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,500 people. Ørsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2019, the Group’s revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion). Visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

For further information please contact:

Media Relations

Gabe Martinez 
Ørsted Offshore North America 
Gamar@orsted.com
978-447-2301


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