Aecom Tishman, part of Aecom, has been picked to manage the construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, set to be the first purpose-built offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing facility in the US.
Located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County next to the Hope Creek Nuclear Generation Station, the 200-acre site will facilitate the staging, manufacturing and assembly of offshore wind projects on the US East Coast.
Aecom said more than $150bn is expected to be invested in offshore wind there in the next 15 years, creating 83,000 jobs.
Announced by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in June last year, the port is a flagship project for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), which agreed a 78-year lease on the site with nuclear plant operator PSEG last month.
Aecom chief executive Troy Rudd hailed it as “the first greenfield offshore wind port in the United States”.
“Establishing New Jersey as a global capital of offshore wind is a top priority for Governor Phil Murphy,” said NJEDA chief executive Tim Sullivan. “It will move us closer to achieving his clean energy goals and drive billions of dollars in economic growth.”