Federal, State & Local Officials Discuss Offshore Wind Farms for off Delaware and Maryland

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Rehoboth Beach City Commission hosted a special meeting this morning on offshore wind projects off the Delaware and Maryland coast. There were presentations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, DNREC, US Wind, Orsted, Ocean City officials, Caesar Rodney Institute and University of Delaware. Representatives from other coastal towns were also on hand. There was…

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Md. Gets Boost to Create Offshore Wind – Related Jobs

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan took part in an announcement related to offshore wind job opportunities Wednesday (photo courtesy of Gov. Larry Hogan's office)
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Offshore wind development will generate job opportunities in Maryland.$22.9-million is coming from the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge for the Maryland Department of Labor to develop a new apprenticeship model to support the offshore wind power industry. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the Maryland proposal is one of 32 chosen out of more…

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

├śrsted and Crystal Steel of Federalsburg announced a partnership Thursday (photo courtesy of Md. Gov. Larry Hogan's Office)
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├śrsted 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 ├śrsted. 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…

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Md. PSC Sets 2 Virtual Hearings On Offshore Wind Power

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The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled two virtual hearings on Orsted’s Skipjack and US Wind’s offshore wind power projects, phase two. Anyone with an interest in the project is invited to speak, but must register by noon this Friday. The hearings will be held Tuesday September 28th and Thursday September 30th, both at 6:00…

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Orsted Bids For 2nd Offshore Wind Project

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Orsted is bidding to build a second offshore wind farm off the Maryland Coast that would be capable of creating 760 Megawatts of power, which would be enough to meet the needs of 250,000 homes on the Eastern Shore. Orsted is already planning its Skipjack Wind farm project, which would start operating in 2026. The…

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Skipjack Wind Farm Interconnection Facility On Hold

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On hold! ┬áOrsted announced Friday that it will no longer pursue plans to build an interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park.┬á The company entered into a non-binding MOU with DNREC a year ago to construct the Skipjack Wind FarmÔÇÖs interconnection facility within the park ÔÇô however a thorough evaluation of the area shows that…

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Comment Period for Fenwick Island State Park Improvements Extended to Wed, Jan 15

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DNREC has extended the Fenwick Island State Park proposed improvements survey deadline until Wednesday, January 15th to allow additional input regarding the estimated $18-million in proposed improvements.┬á The improvements will look at ways to better traffic flow, upgrade infrastructure and add new recreational amenities.┬á Offshore wind developer, Orsted, has proposed funding these projects as part…

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