Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1, LLC (Atlantic Shores Project 1), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores), a 50 – 50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development, LLC, announced that it has chosen Ramboll to design and structural engineer the turbine foundations on its 1.5 GW offshore wind project.
The project, which is about 10 to 20 miles off the shore of Atlantic City, New Jersey, will generate enough renewable energy to run more than 700,000 households and provide the state with $848 million in guaranteed local economic benefits. This is the largest single project in New Jersey and the third largest in the US. Atlantic Shores is also investing a significant amount of funds into economic development, including a thorough programme for job training and a cutting-edge 10 MW green hydrogen pilot. Ramboll will provide a complete design service led by a group of professionals from the United States and Europe.
In July 2022, Atlantic Shores and Orsted emerged as winners in a 2.7 GW offshore wind auction. The former, a joint venture of EDF Renewables and Shell, won a 1.5 GW offer in the southern half of its lease area, 17 km from shore. The New Jersey regulators also awarded the tender to build the 1,148 MW Ocean Wind 2 farm to Denmark’s Orsted