Development of New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan


Thomas Newcomb

Thomas Newcomb

Managing Consultant
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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) selected Ramboll to coordinate and facilitate the development of the state’s Offshore Wind (OSW) Strategic Plan, as called for under Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders No. 8 and No. 92. In mid-2020, we completed the draft of the strategic plan, which will guide the development of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035.

Utilizing our multidisciplinary expertise in turbine and foundation design and environmental and ecological impact as well as our global experience in ports infrastructure, we assessed the risks and challenges associated with the development of offshore wind.

Our assessment included:  

  • Port assessment
    OSW infrastructure gap analysis
    Supply chain and work force assessments
    Environmental and fisheries evaluations
    Energy markets and transmission assessment

The results informed the development of the strategic plan in a way that attracts offshore wind supply chain manufacturers, minimizes impact to the environment and local habitats, and supports investment in a dedicated offshore wind port.

Ramboll has been leading the wind energy industry since it began in Denmark in 1986 and developed across Europe and into the US. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the offshore wind turbine foundations and many of the platforms operating across the world today were designed by Ramboll. Many lessons have been learned from Europe that can be applied to the US market, but only with a strong understanding of the local environment, and the energy generation and usage markets.

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