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Danish Company Agrees to Build Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Union

February 26, 2019

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Danish renewable-energy company Orsted has signed an agreement to use union labor if it gets approval to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City. Its U.S. subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council covering the proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project, the Press of Atlantic City reported Feb. 20. “Orsted has a strong track record of working with unions and is committed to using union labor to build the clean energy economy in New Jersey, starting with our Ocean Wind project,” Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind CEO Thomas Brostrom said in a statement. “Our skilled members and the New Jersey economy are positioned to realize significant benefits from offshore wind development as the state moves toward achieving its renewable energy goals,” added Scott Sheridan, president of the 23-union, 25,000-member council. The state Board of Public Utilities will announce in July which companies will receive ratepayer subsidies to build offshore-wind farms. Read more

February 26, 2019

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