Bethany Beach, DE (February 12, 2020) – Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind and the developer of the Skipjack Wind Farm, held the first Delmarva Supplier Day event Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Bethany Beach, Delaware. More than 80 local businesses attended the event, which is a unique opportunity for local businesses on the Delmarva Peninsula to meet with the project’s Tier 1 suppliers. The Tier 1 contractors will soon be part of a bidding process to develop Skipjack Wind Farm’s proposed interconnection site, and Supplier Day provided the opportunity to become part of the teams building this new industry in the United States.
“Ørsted believes that U.S. offshore wind is an opportunity for everyone – not just developers – to benefit from this new American industry,” said Matt Drew, a Delaware native and Lead Sourcing & Onshore Facilities Manager for Ørsted. “We are deeply committed to helping businesses in Delaware and across the Delmarva Peninsula become part of the critical work of constructing the proposed interconnection site for Skipjack Wind Farm.”
The event gave local businesses a chance to meet each of the four Tier 1 suppliers that will bid to develop the Skipjack Wind’s proposed interconnection site and to learn about potential contracting opportunities. Ørsted intends to hold additional Supplier Day events for the Skipjack Wind farm in 2020.
About the Skipjack Wind Farm: The Skipjack Wind Farm is a 120 megawatt offshore wind farm under development 19 miles off the Maryland-Delaware coast. The project will create thousands of jobs in the Delmarva region and generate enough clean energy to power 35,000 homes. Ørsted has proposed to locate the interconnection site for Skipjack on a portion of land at Fenwick Island State Park. Learn more at www.skipjackwindfarm.com
About Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind delivers clean, renewable energy along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. It operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and has been awarded over 2,900 megawatts of capacity through six projects. It is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. Learn more at www.orsted.com.