Ørsted held the first Delmarva Supplier Day event in Bethany Beach.
Today’s Supplier Day was held for local businesses on the Delmarva Peninsula. Businesspeople met with some of the project’s Tier 1 suppliers.
The Tier 1 contractors will soon be part of a bidding process to develop Skipjack Wind Farm’s proposed interconnection site in Delaware.
The Skipjack wind farm would be built off the Maryland and Delaware coasts. Some residents are opposed to the wind farm. The mayor of nearby Ocean City, MD, says the turbines should be moved further away from the coast.
The height of the turbines has been increased leading to the State of Maryland holding a public forum on the change. The state remains committed to wind power projects.
“Ørsted believes that U.S. offshore wind is an opportunity for everyone – not just developers – to benefit from this new American industry,” said Matt Drew, a Delaware native and lead sourcing & onshore facilities manager for Ørsted. “We are deeply committed to helping businesses in Delaware and across the Delmarva Peninsula become part of the critical work of constructing the proposed interconnection site for Skipjack Wind Farm.”
The Skipjack Wind Farm is a 120-megawatt offshore wind farm under development 19 miles off the Maryland-Delaware coast. The project will create thousands of jobs in the Delmarva region and generate enough clean energy to power 35,000 homes, the company stated.
Ørsted has proposed to locate the interconnection site for Skipjack on a portion of land at Fenwick Island State Park. Learn more at www.skipjackwindfarm.com
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and has been awarded over 2,900 megawatts of capacity through six projects.