Trenton - Today, Governor Murphy announced the largest investment in offshore wind manufacturing in American history. Ørsted and EEW are investing $250 million to create an offshore wind manufacturing facility at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal along the Delaware River in Gloucester County. This factory will produce steel monopiles for the offshore wind industry across the country. This investment is expected to create 500 jobs, help deliver offshore wind energy to 500,000 New Jersey homes and make sure New Jersey is on track to meet our renewable energy mandates to fight climate change.
This manufacturing center in Paulsboro will produce the world’s largest monopiles, measuring 40 feet in diameter, 400 feet long, and weighing up to 5,000,000 pounds. The factory will be built on the site of a remediated BP refinery that produced dirty fossil fuels in Paulsboro.
Hayley Berliner, Clean Energy Associate with Environment New Jersey issued the following statement:
“New Jersey has established itself as a leader in offshore wind time and again, with the country’s largest offshore wind project, a sizable commitment to building 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035, and the development of the NJ Wind Port. This newly announced offshore wind manufacturing facility in Paulsboro is another example of New Jersey’s leadership, establishing the state as a national leader that is moving towards making offshore wind a reality off the Jersey Shore and building a supply chain on land to manufacture offshore wind turbines in the state and region.
“We want to thank Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli, and Congressman Norcross for a decade’s worth of work to make this manufacturing facility a reality and make clean, renewable energy from offshore wind another step closer. These investments will speed our transition to a clean, renewable energy future that is not dependent on dirty fossil fuels that allow us to tackle our climate crisis.”