Orsted announces location for wind farm maintenance and operations facility

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Wind-Farm Developer Orsted says they’ve picked a site for a zero-emission maintenance facility in West Ocean City.

The facility will support its Skipjack Windfarm Project off the coast of Ocean City. Orsted Mid-Atlantic Market Manager Brady Walker told 47 ABC the location was chosen as the best place for easy and ready access to the facility. Walker says they are looking to recruit highly skilled workers from Delmarva to work at the facility, including IT workers, engineers, and operations managers.

They say they are excited to bring those jobs to Delmarva and to keep them here.

“There will be permanent long-term, good paying jobs in Ocean City of Orsted’s operation of the skipjack windfarm,” Walker said.

The facility will achieve the emissions-free label in part by using fully electric water vehicles to transport crew and equipment from the facility to the skipjack wind farm. We’re told the construction of the new maintenance and operations facility will create over 150 jobs, with more than half of those jobs remaining permanent once the facility is up and running.

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