Gov. Phil Murphy announced the creation of a New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry, as part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s membership in the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
While speaking to a packed house of wind industry leaders at the IPF Supply Chain Conference in New York on Tuesday, the Democratic governor said the registry will create a free online portal for investors exploring offshore wind-related projects in New Jersey to be able to find state-based companies to partner with or purchase from.
“Developing a robust offshore wind industry is a key step to building a stronger, fairer New Jersey economy that provides good jobs and protects our environment for future generations,” said Governor Murphy. “The offshore wind supply chain registry will facilitate the delivery of our offshore wind projects and ensure New Jersey companies are first in line for opportunities they create.”
The NJEDA said that a consistent challenge it has experienced with trying to expand New Jersey’s offshore wind industry has been the lack of a comprehensive list of state-based companies.
The Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry will address this problem by helping to attract more offshore wind companies to New Jersey and create new opportunities for Jersey-based companies by integrating them into the offshore wind supply chain.
“Offshore wind is on the verge of becoming one of the biggest industries in the world, and New Jersey will be at the forefront of that trend,” said New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso in a prepared statement.