Glassboro develops wind expertise
Why do offshore wind farms take years to develop?
Because planning and building them requires a meticulous approach that addresses local environmental needs. That’s why projects like Ocean Wind 1 undergo hundreds of hours of seabed studies, geological analyses, fishery surveys, environmental impact studies, and stakeholder input before anything is installed.
Once turbines are built, they then have less than 4% the lifecycle emissions of fossil fuels. Ocean Wind 1 alone will eliminate 110 million tons of CO2 from New Jersey’s air. This helps mitigate climate change, protect marine species, and preserve the ocean for industries like energy, fishing, and tourism.
All research funds, grants, and investments related to Ocean Wind 1 feed directly into New Jersey communities. Overall, the project will deliver $695 million in local investment, jobs, training, energy security, infrastructure, and climate health.
I’m a third-generation resident of Bungalow Park, and I’m thrilled to have Ocean Wind 1 build their O&M facility here. In exchange for a little land, we get high-paying local jobs, a clean environment, and a better neighborhood.
Bungalow Park, Resident
Our place in your community
Promoting job creation, training, and economic development
What is our impact on your community? It’s job creation, workforce development and training, new infrastructure, and supply chain expansion.
Ocean Wind 1 will bring hundreds of temporary and permanent jobs in construction, operations, and maintenance to Atlantic City. At the Port of Paulsboro, we’re building the first monopile manufacturing facility in the U.S., expanding the state’s domestic offshore wind supply chain. Our contracts with JINGOLI Power and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company will create 275 well-paid jobs in engineering, procurement, and construction. And our contract with the New Jersey Wind Port will bring 200 marshalling jobs to South Jersey.
For students, Ørsted has launched a 10-year, $1.5 million scholarship and career development program. We’re working with institutions like Rutgers University, Rowan College of South Jersey, and Leaders in Training to train a new generation in offshore wind.
Meeting energy targets while respecting natural ecosystems
New Jersey aims to achieve 11 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2040 as part of a statewide transition to clean energy. This is where Ørsted comes in, with decades of experience building, maintaining, and operating offshore wind farms. By building Ocean Wind 1, New Jersey residents gain the clean, reliable power that will give the Garden State an edge in its climate race.
This means building Ocean Wind 1 in the most environmentally responsible way possible. We conduct many environmental studies before a single monopile or substation is built, preserving onshore and offshore ecosystems. Ørsted works to mitigate, minimize, and avoid disruption to marine or coastal ecosystems, supports efforts to improve coastal resilience, and collaborates with organizations across South Jersey to protect local biodiversity.