Offshore Wind

Building the future: Offshore wind industry aims to take advantage of N.J.’s vaunted labor pool

Brett Johnson | ROI-NJ

In New Jersey and elsewhere, the offshore wind sector is blowing up. There are 15 active leases for offshore wind development across the country, representing almost 30 gigawatts of capacity and about 83,000 jobs in the next decade, according to the American Wind Energy Association. And all that capacity will be mostly built out by a labor pool taking its …

Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Elected, Union, Environmental, and Private Sector Leaders Break Ground on the New Jersey Wind Port

Office of Governor Phil Murphy | Press Release

Lower Alloways Creek, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, President of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council Bill Mullen, AECOM Tishman Community Relations Director Flora Ramos, elected officials, union leaders, environmental advocates, private sector partners, and representatives of the offshore wind industry for the groundbreaking of the New …

ICYMI: NJBPU Approves Nation’s Largest Combined Offshore Wind Award to Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today awarded a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II, bringing the state’s total planned capacity to over 3,700 MW and moving New Jersey closer to Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035 and 100 percent …

Ørsted to locate N. American digital operations headquarters in Newark — and it’s hiring, too

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

In another move connected to Newark’s strong broadband infrastructure, Ørsted announced Thursday it will open its North American Digital Operations headquarters in Newark. It’s hiring, too. The new office, which will integrate with Ørsted’s other digital operations offices in Europe and Asia, will employ more than 20 Ørsted staff members, including 12-14 new information technology positions the company hopes to fill …

Biden announces massive offshore wind initiative — which is great for N.J.


Gov. Phil Murphy has been pushing offshore wind energy projects since he took office — saying they are the future of a clean energy economy. On Monday, he got support on the initiative from the highest level: President Joe Biden. The Biden administration announced a massive, coordinated effort to bolster offshore wind projects on the East Coast, saying the goal …

Atlantic Shores, six unions sign agreement to use train and hire N.J. union workers in offshore wind projects

Tom Bergeron (New Jersey) | ROI-NJ

The offshore wind industry in New Jersey is strengthening its connection and partnership with union labor. On Thursday, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind — the 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US — announced a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, committing to help develop and …

Governor Murphy Announces $250 Million Total Investment in State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility to Build Wind Turbine Components to Serve Entire U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Governor's Office | The Office of the Governor of New Jersey

$250 Million, Two-Phased Investment in the Paulsboro Marine Terminal is the Largest Industrial Offshore Wind Investment in the U.S. to Date PAULSBORO – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside EEW, Ørsted, legislators, and members of the building trades, today announced a $250 million investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to build steel components, known as monopiles, for offshore wind turbines that will …

N.J. awards $6 million for offshore wind, clean energy projects

Justin Auciello | Whyy

New Jersey is spending almost $6 million to train workers for jobs in the wind energy industry and to support young companies that deal in clean energy. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the state Board of Public Utilities said Wednesday they have approved two funding agreements. In the first, the state will provide $4.5 million to support workforce …

NJEDA, Rutgers to study disparity on contracts awarded for NJ Wind Port

Emily Bader | ROI-NJ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced on Tuesday it has partnered with Rutgers University to find out if there are any discrepancies in the contracts it has awarded in relation to the New Jersey Wind Port. “The New Jersey Wind Port will not only protect our environment by growing our green energy sector, but will also benefit New Jersey businesses and workers by creating …


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