Powering long-term green economic growth in New Jersey
Ørsted believes there’s no better way to grow the Garden State’s economy than with clean energy. That’s why Ocean Wind 2 will bring more than $1 billion of additional in-state spending to create new, green jobs and build specialized manufacturing capabilities, while improving air quality and creating equitable growth opportunities to support New Jersey communities on the frontlines of environmental justice.
Ocean Wind 2 will contribute to an expansion of the EEW monopile facility in Paulsboro. The facility will be home to 500 full-time jobs and represents an investment of $250 million into southern New Jersey. Monopiles are the most advanced type of foundation for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Additionally, Ocean Wind 2 will generate over $4.8 billion in net economic benefits for New Jersey, helping to further develop a strong, local supply chain.
With Ocean Wind 2, Ørsted is also bringing a commitment from leading industry partner, GE Renewables, to locate one of the country's first offshore wind nacelle assembly facilities in New Jersey. Nacelles are an enclosed housing containing a turbine’s generator, gearbox, drivetrain, and brake assembly. Anticipated to be located at the New Jersey Wind Port, the GE facility will assemble the nacelles for Ocean Wind 2 and other offshore wind projects in the U.S., attracting sub-suppliers to the State, and consequently more manufacturing jobs, leading to the further growth of the supply chain.