The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) selected Ramboll to coordinate and facilitate the development of the state’s Offshore Wind (OSW) Strategic Plan, as called for under Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders No. 8 and No. 92. In mid-2020, we completed the draft of the strategic plan, which will guide the development of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035.
Utilizing our multidisciplinary expertise in turbine and foundation design and environmental and ecological impact as well as our global experience in ports infrastructure, we assessed the risks and challenges associated with the development of offshore wind.
Our assessment included:
- • Port assessment
• OSW infrastructure gap analysis
• Supply chain and work force assessments
• Environmental and fisheries evaluations
• Energy markets and transmission assessment
The results informed the development of the strategic plan in a way that attracts offshore wind supply chain manufacturers, minimizes impact to the environment and local habitats, and supports investment in a dedicated offshore wind port.