Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1 : Ramboll contracted to design foundations for turbines

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Danish engineering company Ramboll has been contracted to design turbine foundations for the 1.5GW Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1 in the US.

The offshore wind farm will be located approximately 10-20 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

It is owned by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, which is a 50:50 joint venture between EDF Renewables and Shell New Energies US.

Under the contract, Ramboll will provide a comprehensive design service to the Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1, which will be delivered by its experts in the US and Europe.

Ramboll wins contract to design foundations for the turbines of Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1

Ramboll wins contract to design foundations for the turbines of Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1. Photo courtesy of Morten Larsen/Wikipedia.org.

Rain Byars — Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind technical and delivery director said: “Atlantic Shores Project 1 is thrilled to partner with Ramboll on our foundation design and helping us set industry benchmarks for safety, reliability, and efficiency.

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“Ramboll is the right choice to perform this critical work as Atlantic Shores literally lays the foundation for New Jersey’s clean energy transition.

“With our recent announcement of Vestas as preferred turbine supplier, adding the expertise and experience of Ramboll to our 1.5 GW offshore wind project is yet another vote of confidence in Atlantic Shores Project 1 and Atlantic Shores’ entire 5+ GW portfolio.”

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Once operational, the Atlantic Shores offshore wind project 1 will produce sufficient clean energy to power more than 700,000 homes.

The offshore wind farm is said to the largest single project in New Jersey and the third largest in the US.

Tim Fischer — Ramboll global senior director of wind said: “We are proud to partner with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind on the design of its turbine foundations and support New Jersey in reaching its offshore wind development targets.

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“With a local presence of more than 2,000 staff across the US and from our recently expanded offices in Princeton, Ramboll is well-positioned to contribute its industry knowledge to the local clean tech sector and help New Jersey achieve its ambitious climate goals.”

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