The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) on Friday announced more than 400 businesses have joined the state’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry since it launched less than five months ago.
Through its Office of Economic Transformation (OET), NJEDA compiled a comprehensive list of New Jersey-based companies that offshore wind companies can partner with, or purchase from, as they advance projects in the state. The NJEDA has been working closely with the Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and other agencies on the Offshore Wind Task Force to expand New Jersey’s offshore wind industry.
The free, searchable registry creates a profile of each business, including contact information and core competencies, and makes the information available to other businesses and projects throughout the offshore wind industry. The online portal enables investors exploring offshore wind-related projects in New Jersey to find state-based companies to partner with or purchase from.
“Gov. Murphy has set a bold vision for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and businesses up and down the supply chain will be a driving force behind achieving this critical goal,” NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said. “New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry is a powerful tool for helping to ensure that our state’s companies are positioned for the opportunities created by this emerging sector, which has the potential to create thousands of good-paying jobs.”
“New Jersey’s location and natural resources make us uniquely qualified to be a global leader in offshore wind. This new registry will take that one step further, enabling us to harness the state’s collective talents to support the industry’s supply chain from end to end,” NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso said.