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Talent Management Leadership: Ørsted


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

Revolution Wind:  

  • 50/50 JV w/ Eversource, 704MW (400MW to RI, 304MW to CT) 
  • Will power over 350,000 CT and RI homes  
  • Construction expected to start as early as 2023  

South Fork Wind:

  • 50/50 JV w/ Eversource, 132MW 
  • Will power 70,000 Long Island homes 
  • The South Fork Export Cable will deliver power to the substation located off Cove Hollow Road in the Town of East Hampton  
  • Currently under construction, commercial operations expected 2023  

Sunrise Wind:

  • 50/50 JV w/ Eversource, approximately 924MW  
  • Will power nearly 600,000 homes 
  • The Sunrise Export Cable will deliver power to the Holbrook substation in the Town of Brookhaven  
  • Commercial operations expected as early as 2024  

Ocean Wind 1:

  • 75/25 JV with PSEG, 1,100MW 
  • Will power over half a million New Jersey homes  
  • Commercial operations expected by the end of 2024   

Ocean Wind 2:

  • 1,148MW  
  • Will power over half a million New Jersey homes  
  • Construction expected to begin in 2028  
  • COD expected in late 2028/early 2029  

Skipjack Wind:  

  • 966MW 
  • Will power over 300,000 homes in the Delmarva region  
  • Commercial operations expected by the second half of 2026  

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.