New Jersey Wind Port attracts interest from major tenants

Written by Marine Log Staff
Rendering of NJ Wind Port

New Jersey Wind Port

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that it has received 16 non-binding offers to become tenants at the New Jersey Wind Port from six of the largest turbine manufacturers and offshore wind developers in the world. The New Jersey Wind Port will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast. At full build-out, the Wind Port has the potential to create up to 1,500 manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs and drive billions of dollars in economic growth.

“New Jersey’s announcement it received six offers to lease space at the Wind Port shows the significant demand for offshore wind services and supply constraints we face as an industry,” said Liz Burdock,” president & CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Thanks to the visionary leadership in New Jersey, the Wind Port can serve as a hub for America’s offshore wind industry and a springboard for its growth along U.S. coastlines. It is an important part of helping the state of New Jersey reach its clean energy goals as well as create up to 1,500 well-paying local jobs that will infuse the economy with billions of dollars dollars in economic growth. The offshore wind industry needs more than one port, however, and leadership in Washington is needed to unlock funding for new opportunities.”

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