Annapolis, MD – Ørsted, a U.S. clean energy leader, is proud to be the recipient of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s (SACC) 2022 Environmental Service Award. Ørsted accepted the award at SACC’s annual awards luncheon October 27.
Ørsted is the U.S. leader in offshore wind and developer of Skipjack Wind, a 966-megawatt offshore wind project off the Maryland coast. Skipjack Wind will power nearly 300,000 homes in our region with clean energy and enable $735 million in economic investment in Maryland.
Ørsted has made the sustainable development of clean energy solutions a fundamental part of its work, pledging to achieve a net-positive biodiversity impact for all new projects commissioned from 2030. Four years in a row, Ørsted has earned recognition as the world’s most sustainable energy company by Corporate Knights, including for 2022.
In Maryland, Ørsted is helping the state achieve 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 while creating value for communities like Salisbury. As part of its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Ørsted will construct Maryland’s first zero-emissions operations and maintenance facility in west Ocean City. Ørsted plans to utilize zero emission crew transfer vessels to transport crews from the facility to Skipjack Wind. The facility will create approximately 50 permanent jobs and house wind turbine maintenance technicians, engineers, operations personnel, and other key roles.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Brady Walker, Head of Government Affairs & Market Strategy for Maryland and Delaware. “Our aspiration is to build Skipjack Wind in a way that is in balance with local ecosystems and that contributes to a thriving nature. We look forward to continued partnership with SACC to build a new, sustainable American industry that creates good-paying jobs in the Salisbury region.”
Learn more about Skipjack Wind at www.skipjackwind.com.
A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. Four years in a row, the company was ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company by Corporate Knights.
In the United States, the company has approximately 600 employees and a growing portfolio of clean energy assets and partnerships that includes offshore wind energy, land-based wind energy, solar, storage technologies and e-fuels. A leader across the renewable energy sector in the United States, Ørsted holds the top position in offshore wind energy with approximately 5 gigawatts in development and operates America’s first offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Block Island. Ørsted has a total U.S. land-based capacity of 5 gigawatts across wind, solar, storage technologies and e-fuels. To learn more about the Ørsted U.S. business, visit us.orsted.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ØrstedUS).
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