The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public input on a 2.8GW wind project off New Jersey. The draft environmental impact statement is now available on its website.
The Atlantic Shores South wind project consists of the 1.51GW project 1 and the 1.33GW project 2. They are to be sited off Atlantic City and are estimated to come online in 2027 and 2028.
The two projects are being developed by EDF Renewables and Shell. The lease area covers about 41,328 hectares.
Project 1 has an offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) award from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the second project is seeking an offtake arrangement.
The combined sites will feature up to 200 wind turbines and up to 10 offshore substations, with subsea transmission cables making landfall at up to two New Jersey locations in Atlantic City, Sea Girt or both. Vestas was appointed preferred supplier for Project 1 in October 2022.
The public comment period will run from 19 May to 3 July, once the notice of availability is published in the Federal Register.