Ørsted Invites Delaware Businesses to Sign Up Online for Offshore Wind Contracting Updates and Opportunities
Annapolis, MD - Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind, invites Delaware businesses to register on its online procurement portal, www.orstedprocurement.com, to take advantage of the immense business opportunities in the growing offshore wind supply chain. Ørsted’s procurement portal is the first of several actions Ørsted will take this year to enable Delaware businesses to benefit from the substantial economic promise of this new industry.
Offshore wind is expected to deliver a $109 billion economic impact in the U.S, according to the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative for Offshore Wind.
Ørsted is developer of Skipjack Wind, a 966 megawatt offshore wind project off the Delaware-Maryland coast that will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 300,000 homes in the region.
Ørsted launched the online portal to enable businesses to be identified for potential contracting opportunities with Skipjack Wind, Ørsted’s broader U.S. portfolio and the Tier 1 suppliers that are contracted to deliver offshore wind farms and other energy infrastructure projects.
“Delaware suppliers have a significant opportunity to help develop Skipjack Wind and grow Delaware’s clean energy economy,” said Brady Walker, Mid-Atlantic Market Manager. “We value long-term relationships with suppliers, and are committed to identifying vendors in Delaware to help make Skipjack Wind a project the entire region can be proud of.”
Ørsted also looks forward to holding Delaware Supplier Day events in the future to ensure that Delaware businesses and labor unions stay connected to Skipjack Project developments and upcoming contracting opportunities.
About Ørsted Offshore North America
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Four years in a row, Ørsted earned recognition as the world’s most sustainable energy company by Corporate Knights, including for 2022. The company is a global clean energy leader and has the largest portfolio of offshore wind energy in the world.
In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters. Ørsted has approximately 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy in development in five states and across seven projects. Ørsted Offshore’s North American business is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs approximately 250 people. To learn more visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).