Offshore Wind

New Jersey Wind Port project moves to next phase

Matthew Fazelpoor | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced May 20 it will soon launch the next phase of its tenant selection process for the New Jersey Wind Port. Located on the Delaware River in Lower Alloways Creek, the project is at the center of the state’s push to build an offshore wind industry from the ground up. The announcement follows a …

GDP figures show manufacturing in N.J. has made strong strides

ROI-NJ Staff | ROI-NJ

Most of the huge plants are gone — but that doesn’t mean manufacturing in New Jersey is down and out. In fact, Gross Domestic Product figures from the past four years show the state is doing far better than most. New Jersey’s manufacturing output grew at a 5.8% annualized pace between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the fourth quarter …

Governor Phil Murphy Announces New Jersey’s Agreement with Ørsted to Marshal the Ocean Wind Project

Governor's Office | Press Release

ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Ørsted Offshore North America for New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, Ocean Wind 1. Ørsted, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind, is partnering with PSEG on the Ocean Wind 1 project. The project’s 1,100 …

Wind Port Construction Begins to Boost Economy

Jon Hurdle | njspotlightnews.org

New Jersey’s wind port, a major economic bet on the East Coast’s budding offshore wind industry, is in its early stages of construction but has already signed contracts with some local businesses including those owned by minorities and women, state officials said. The Economic Development Authority, an agency overseeing the state-financed project, said about 50 people were employed at the …

N.J.’s offshore wind to bring $150 billion in private investment and power thousands of jobs

Frank Kummer | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Not one turbine has been installed off the coast of New Jersey. In fact, not one turbine has been built. And it’s not expected the state’s fledgling offshore wind industry will really take flight until at least the end of 2024 when the first blades start churning out utility-scale megawatts of renewable energy. Yet, a group of industry insiders say …

NJEDA partners with four NJ universities to advance state’s offshore wind learning and research efforts

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) | Press Release

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced plans to provide a total of more than $1 million to Rutgers University, Rowan University, Montclair State University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to advance academic research and investment in offshore wind workforce training. Specifically, the NJEDA Board authorized staff to enter into memoranda of understanding with the universities to develop both …

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

NJ GOV STAFF | NJ GOV PRESS RELEASE

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 …

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