Ørsted is proud to announce that the world’s largest installed windfarm, Hornsea 2, is now fully operational.
September 26, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The 1.3GW project comprises 165 wind turbines, located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, which will help power over 1.4 million UK homes with low-cost, clean and secure renewable energy. It is situated alongside its sister project Hornsea 1, which together can power 2.5 million homes and make a significant contribution to the UK Government’s ambition of having 50 GW offshore wind in operation by 2030.
Global offshore wind leader Ørsted has pledged its support to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) through a new two-year partnership that will focus on training its volunteers to aid the charity in its mission to save lives at sea.
August 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ørsted will make a contribution of £140,000 over two years to fund training costs at seven RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK - Barrow, Clacton-on-Sea, Humber, New Brighton, Ramsgate, Skegness and Wells - to help the charity continue their invaluable work.
Prospect trade union has agreed a landmark recognition agreement with leading offshore wind company Ørsted UK, that will cover all employees involved in the operation and maintenance of its 12 UK offshore wind farms.
September 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The agreement will see Prospect recognised as the sole negotiating body for the terms and conditions of around 450 of Ørsted’s Operations & Maintenance staff, based at sites across the UK including Barrow, Grimsby, Liverpool and Brightlingsea.
Offshore Wind Leader Commits $735 Million in Maryland Investments to Create Landmark Workforce Opportunity
ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind and developer of Skipjack Wind in Maryland, today commended the U.S. Department of Commerce and State of Maryland for a $22.9 million federal investment in the state’s offshore wind workforce training and pledged to work closely with State leaders to prepare Maryland residents for its offshore wind workforce.
Offshore Wind Training Program at CCRI to Help Ready Rhode Islanders for Careers in Offshore Wind Industry
PROVIDENCE, RI, August 26, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Governor Dan McKee, along with offshore wind joint-venture partners Ørsted and Eversource, announced today a collaborative partnership with higher education, labor and workforce development organizations, to prepare Rhode Island’s offshore wind workforce.
The Ørsted, Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy consortium has signed an Option Agreement with Crown Estate Scotland (CES) for its new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland.
Secured during the recent ScotWind offshore wind leasing round, the option agreement secures a seabed lease for a floating wind site of up to 1GW. The project will be located off Caithness, around 50 km east of Wick and is Ørsted’s first large-scale floating wind development project anywhere in the world, as well as expanding Ørsted’s footprint from onshore wind to offshore wind in Scotland. The proposed floating offshore wind farm will be known as Stromar.
Global renewable energy leader, Ørsted is celebrating a decade of offshore wind in the Humber with the launch of a new report exploring the company’s economic impact on the region.
From humble beginnings of temporary buildings in the shadow of Grimsby’s iconic Dock Tower, Ørsted’s East Coast Hub - the world’s largest offshore wind operations & maintenance hub - now supports six offshore wind farms off the East Coast.
To date, Ørsted has directly invested or enabled investment of £9.5 billion (Westermost Rough, Race Bank, Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2) in infrastructure and assets off the coast of the Humber.
Over the next decade, further investments are due to add another £14 billion.
A first in the U.S., the National Offshore Wind Agreement sets industry on a course to build an equitable offshore workforce with family-sustaining careers
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022 /3BL Media/– Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce.