Atlantic City, NJ – Thomas Brostrøm, President of Ørsted’s North American business, presided
over the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the company’s Atlantic City office surrounded by New
Jersey’s First Lady, Tammy Murphy, the President of the NJ Board of Public Utilities, Joseph L.
Fiordaliso, the Atlantic City Mayor, Frank Gilliam, numerous elected officials and members of
the business community.
The company marked the occasion by announcing it has received site assessment plan
approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for Ørsted’s utility-scale,
offshore wind project, Ocean Wind, to be built on a federal lease in waters approximately 10
miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
“We are thrilled to receive the news of the BOEM approval on the same day we opened our
office in Atlantic City,” said Brostrøm. “Ocean Wind will produce reliable clean energy for New
Jersey with scale that maximizes job creation, cost effectiveness and economic benefits for the
state and local communities. We look forward to continued collaboration with BOEM as we
work to make New Jersey and the U.S. a hub for offshore wind.”
Ocean Wind is capable of generating more than 3,000 MW of power – providing enough energy
to power 1.5 million homes and businesses.
“We are fortunate to be pursuing our project at this time in the state’s history when we have
Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy calling upon state entities and numerous
stakeholders to all work together to share in the Governor’s vision of creating 3,500 megawatts
of offshore wind generation 2030,” said Brostrøm. We are ready to do our part in achieving that
“It’s a pleasure to partake in this historic moment, as we welcome and open Ørsted’s official
New Jersey office,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy. “As a charter member of the Climate Reality
Action Fund and a longtime advocate for environmental policy, I have seen firsthand the
destruction and loss associated with the failure to act on climate change. Offshore wind can
power a state’s future path and drive its economic future. I am thrilled to see the state of New
Jersey headed for a cleaner and greener direction.”
The company also announced its first local hire, Monica Coffey of Margate, formerly
Communications Manager at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Coffey will serve as
Manager of Community Relations & Communications and work from the Ørsted office located
on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City.
Ørsted North America
Lauren Burm, 617-309-8730