Ramboll picked to build turbine foundations for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 LLC, which is creating a 1.5-gigawatt wind energy project off the coast of Atlantic City, has chosen Ramboll as the design and structural engineering firm for its turbine foundations, it announced Friday.

The project, which is a subsidiary of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC — itself a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development LLC — represents the largest single project in the state and third-largest in the U.S. It will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 homes and bring $848 million in guaranteed local economic benefits to New Jersey.

“Atlantic Shores Project 1 is thrilled to partner with Ramboll on our foundation design and helping us set industry benchmarks for safety, reliability and efficiency,” Rain Byars, technical & delivery director for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, said in a  prepared statement. “Ramboll is the right choice to perform this critical work, as Atlantic Shores literally lays the foundation for New Jersey’s clean energy transition.

“With our recent announcement of Vestas as preferred turbine supplier, adding the expertise and experience of Ramboll to our 1.5 GW offshore wind project is yet another vote of confidence in Atlantic Shores Project 1 and Atlantic Shores’ entire 5+ GW portfolio.”

Ramboll, founded in Denmark, is a global leader in the design of offshore wind turbine foundations, and will bring decades of experience to the project.

“We are proud to partner with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind on the design of its turbine foundations, and support New Jersey in reaching its offshore wind development targets,” Tim Fischer, global senior director of wind for Ramboll, said in a statement. “With a local presence of more than 2,000 staff across the U.S., and from our recently expanded offices in Princeton, Ramboll is well-positioned to contribute its industry knowledge to the local clean tech sector and help New Jersey achieve its ambitious climate goals.”