Long term, the site can support a development footprint of over 200 acres. Ørsted and Atlantic Shores have already expressed interest in using space at the New Jersey Wind Port, officials said.
“The New Jersey Wind Port represents the kind of technological innovation, broad-based partnership, and bold investment that we need to meet the climate challenge and create good jobs and an inclusive workforce in our country,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “This project and the good jobs that come with it serves as an important model for future infrastructure investments in this country.”
Major construction on the New Jersey Wind Port site is expected to begin in December.
As part of New Jersey's goal of reaching 100% clean energy by 2050, Murphy has committed to producing 7.5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035.