Tenant selection to be launched for New Jersey Wind Port

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September 24 (Renewables Now) - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) said Thursday it will soon be starting the next phase of its tenant selection process for the New Jersey Wind Port, which will be serving offshore wind projects in New Jersey and up and down the East Coast.

The wind port will be built along the Delaware River in Salem County. Earlier this month a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the port and the NJEDA also signed a 78-year lease with the landowner, PSEG.

The NJEDA will be seeking non-binding offers from offshore wind developers and component manufacturers on four parcels at the port -- two that could be purpose-built for offshore wind marshalling, staging and final assembly of turbines, and two for turbine component manufacturing and assembly.

The winners in New Jersey’s recent offshore wind solicitation, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, which is equally owned by EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, and Denmark’s Ørsted A/S have committed to building facilities at the port. The two developers were awarded a combined capacity of about 2.7 GW.

The NJEDA said it expects certain parcels to be available for sublease from 2023.

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