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Wind energy firm rsted to open Atlantic City office

Global wind energy leader Ørsted said Wednesday it will open an office next month in Atlantic City.Global wind energy leader Ørsted said Wednesday it will open an office next month in Atlantic City.

Ørsted’s choice to grow in New Jersey will help create clean energy jobs here, Gov. Phil Murphy told a gathering at the Offshore Wind Partnering Forum in Princeton.

The company develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people, according to the company. Its North American headquarters are in Boston.

The New Jersey Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has two proposed lease areas totaling 537 square miles for offshore wind development off the Jersey Shore. These areas are estimated to have a potential capacity to provide power to as many as 1.5 million New Jersey homes and businesses.

Maureen Nevin

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