Latest procurement round secures 3.7 GW and makes new investments in towers, foundations, and secondary steel
For Immediate Release: January 24, 2024
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-302-8079
BALTIMORE — The Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, celebrates today’s announcement by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) selecting two projects to deliver 3.7 GW of offshore wind generation in its third offshore wind solicitation round. EnergyRE and Invenergy’s 2,400 MW Leading Light project and Corio Generation and TotalEnergies’ 1,342 MW Attentive Energy 2 project were awarded contracts. New Jersey now has more than 5.2 GW contracted, marking substantial progress toward its 11 GW by 2040 goal.
Along with these projects and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, which is currently under development, the state has already made huge strides in developing its offshore wind supply chain. Today’s winning projects committed to use of the New Jersey Wind Port for marshalling activities, supporting the expansion of EEW’s monopile facility in Paulsboro and procuring foundations from it, purchase of towers from an undetermined New Jersey-based tower manufacturer, and location of secondary tower and transition piece manufacturing at the Wind Port. Both projects also committed to funding local supply chain outreach programs and developing a new operations and maintenance port in northern New Jersey.
The following statement can be attributed to Liz Burdock, founder and CEO of Oceantic Network:
“New Jersey reasserts its leadership in the U.S. offshore wind sector with today’s 3.7 GW commitment and securing new supply chain investments in towers, foundations, and secondary steel manufacturing. The U.S. offshore wind market is entering a new phase of development; today’s action capitalizes the state’s early investments in a coordinated transmission system, the New Jersey Wind Port, and the EEW monopile facility to accelerate development and position the state at the center of the nation’s supply chain. The Network congratulates Governor Murphy and NJBPU on a bold and successful procurement process and thanks them for their continued work to advance offshore wind in New Jersey and across the East Coast. We look forward to seeing member companies Corio Generation, EnergyRE, Invenergy, and TotalEnergies develop these projects.”
- NJBPU Board Order on Attentive Energy 2 Project
- NJBPU Board Order on Leading Light Project
- BOEM’s New Jersey Activities Page
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-302-8079.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.