Caroline County’s Crystal Steel Partners With Ørsted To Build Turbine Parts

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Ørsted and Crystal Steel of Federalsburg will be partners in Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center.

A plan was announced Thursday for Crystal Steel to build wind turbine foundations for Ørsted. The deal is worth $72-million, and Crystal Steel’s workforce would grow by about 30-percent.

“The entire mission of my administration has been to leave our state in better shape for future generations,” Governor Larry Hogan said. “That means adding jobs, it means making Maryland more affordable, and it also means investing in our state’s energy future. That’s exactly why I’m so pleased to celebrate this transformative partnership between Ørsted and Crystal Steel to establish Maryland’s very first offshore wind steel fabrication center.”

Under Ørsted’s plan, the offshore wind turbines would provide clean and renewable energy to 1.3-million homes across Maryland.