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Oceantic Network Statement on Ocean Wind 1 & 2

01 Nov 2023

In response to the news of Ørsted’s suspension of development on their Ocean Wind 1 and 2 projects, and their decision to move forward with their Revolution Wind project, the Oceantic Network issued the following statement, which can be attributed to Sam Salustro, vice president of strategic communication at Oceantic Network:

“The Network is extremely disappointed to hear of Ørsted’s decision to halt development of their Ocean Wind 1 and 2 projects. The projects were set to deliver clean, reliable power to hundreds of thousands of homes across New Jersey within the next few years, and a robust regional supply chain of businesses and labor unions was investing to support their construction and installation – many of them members of the Network. Importantly, yesterday’s decision was not the result of any coordinated misinformation campaign, but due to financial difficulties experienced across the industry which serves as a reminder of the hard work we need to do building a supporting supply chain. Make no mistake – offshore wind’s future in the U.S. is strong as evidenced by Ørsted’s decision to begin installation for its Revolution Wind in New England and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s approval yesterday of the 2.6 GW CVOW project off Virginia. New Jersey remains a market leader and will continue emerging as a hub of manufacturing, logistics, and development for the industry. We are encouraged by the Governor’s resolute commitment to building a robust industry and look forward to the results of the state’s third solicitation round.”

Oceantic Network | https://oceantic.org/