BOEM completes Ocean Wind 1 environmental analysis

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed the environmental analysis for Ørsted’s 1.2-1.4 GW Ocean Wind 1 project off New Jersey. The project is being developed 24km off Atlantic City.

“BOEM continues to make progress towards a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new clean energy industry in the United States,” said BOEM director Elizabeth Klein.

Developers Ørsted and Public Service Enterprise Group propose to build up to 98 wind turbines and up to three offshore substations within their lease area. Export cables are anticipated to make landfall in Ocean county and Cape May county, New Jersey.

If approved, Ocean Wind 1 would be the third commercial-scale offshore wind project located on the US outer continental shelf approved by the administration of President Joe Biden.

BOEM plans to issue a record of decision on whether to approve the proposed project this summer.

Concerns have arisen about whale deaths off the New Jersey and New York coast, but the federal government has said there is no known link to wind power development.

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