For Immediate Release: July 5, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-444-3766
BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading organization working to accelerate offshore wind energy deployment and build a dedicated domestic supply chain, celebrates today’s decision clearing the way for construction of the Ocean Wind 1 Project off New Jersey’s coast.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) earlier today that finalizes the environmental review process. New Jersey has already reached an agreement for Ocean Wind to deliver 1.1 GW of offshore wind generation, and the project is expected to begin operation in late 2024 or early 2025. Only two other projects – Vineyard Wind and South Fork Wind – have received RODs for their projects, and both recently achieved steel in the water with the installation of their first monopile foundations. Behind the Ocean Wind 1 project is pipeline of seven more offshore wind projects, representing approximately 14 GW of offshore wind generation, awaiting final environmental review.
The following statement can be attributed to Liz Burdock, founder and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind:
“Momentum is building in the U.S. offshore wind industry with two wind farms in the water and the next projects receiving approval to begin construction. Alongside this progress, the U.S. supply chain is coming to life as factory workers in Paulsboro, New Jersey, fabricators in Baltimore, Maryland, and construction workers at New Jersey’s wind port are manufacturing Ocean Wind 1’s turbine components and ports. As the Nation celebrates Independence Day this week, the Department of Interior and BOEM are ensuring environmentally-responsible advancement of offshore wind projects that create jobs and enable New Jersey as well as the nation to remain energy independent with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity.”
- Biden-Harris Administration Approves Third Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
- BOEM Ocean Wind Activity Page
- Network Celebrates Steel in the Water at South Fork and Vineyard Wind
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-444-3766.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Offshore Wind Partnership Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.