Atlantic Shores selects Vesta for New Jersey offshore wind project

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Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind recently announced its selection of Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 1.5-GW offshore wind project in New Jersey.

Vestas will provide its V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbines, with installation expected in 2027. Once installed, the project will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 U.S. homes.

Once installed, the project will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 U.S. homes. (Courtesy: Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind)

The preferred supplier agreement (PSA) was signed shortly after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order increasing the state’s offshore wind target by 50 percent to achieve 11 GW by 2040.

“The Murphy administration has set bold offshore wind development and emissions reduction goals, and we’re backing up those commitments to a more sustainable Garden State through focused action and concrete investments that address climate change while creating good family sustaining jobs,” said Jane Cohen, executive director of the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy.

“Atlantic Shores’ selection of Vestas as the preferred supplier of its New Jersey offshore wind project marks another crucial step toward our state’s transition to a green economy and realizing our clean energy future.”

“Today’s announcement by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Vestas is an exciting step forward for one of New Jersey’s first offshore wind projects,” said New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “This key development milestone helps keep the state on track for achieving Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and our nation leading goal of 11 GW of offshore wind by 2040.”

With this project, New Jersey, Atlantic Shores, and Vestas are taking a leading role in meeting the state’s clean energy goal, while also advancing the Biden administration’s goal to support the deployment of 30 GW of offshore wind in the United States by 2030.

“We are proud to partner with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for its project and deploy our flagship V236-15MW turbine to help New Jersey achieve its goal of rapidly developing offshore wind and creating new clean energy jobs,” said Laura Beane, president of Vestas North America.

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