Ramboll to design foundations for 1.5-GW Atlantic Shores off New Jersey
The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm. Source: EDF Renewables
Danish firm Ramboll Group A/S has won the role of design and structural engineering provider for the turbine foundations of the 1.5-GW Atlantic Shores wind project in New Jersey waters, which is jointly developed by units of Shell Plc (LON:SHEL) and EDF Renewables.
Ramboll has been contracted to deliver a comprehensive design service through a team of experts across the US and Europe.
The particular offshore wind farm will be built about 10-20 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Once up and running, it will be able to produce electricity to supply over 700,000 homes and will bring USD 848 million (EUR 855.4m) in guaranteed local economic benefits to the state.
“With our recent announcement of Vestas as preferred turbine supplier, adding the expertise and experience of Ramboll to our 1.5 GW offshore wind project is yet another vote of confidence in Atlantic Shores Project 1 and Atlantic Shores’ entire 5+ GW portfolio,” said Rain Byars, Technical & Delivery Director for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.
The contract was awarded by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 LLC, a fully-owned unit of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC, in turn a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development LLC.