Project Submission: Growing the American Offshore Wind Workforce
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 approximately 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy in development in five states and across seven projects.
These projects include:
South Fork Wind:
Ocean Wind 1:
Ocean Wind 2:
As the leading developer both globally and in the U.S., Ørsted Offshore North America is at the forefront of equitably growing an American offshore wind workforce. Under the leadership of Allison Ziogas, Head of Labor Relations, Ørsted has developed a best-in-class approach to labor relations and workforce development. This includes supporting current workers as they seek to apply their skills in the offshore wind industry, funding and guiding local training programs to create the next generation of offshore wind workers, launching brand new supportive programs that increase access to offshore wind careers, setting diversity goals to track progress on equity promises, encouraging job-creating supply chain opportunities to be in the U.S., and more.