US Approves EDF and Shell’s Atlantic Shores South Wind Project Off New Jersey Coast

The US has granted approval to and 's Atlantic Shores South project, marking the second federal approval in consecutive days for offshore wind initiatives. Situated 8.7 miles off the coast of , the project encompasses two phases with a potential total of 195 turbines.

Atlantic Shores plans to incorporate up to ten offshore substations, with subsea transmission cables potentially connecting to land at Atlantic City and Sea Girt, New Jersey. Riggs Distler was recently contracted for the expansion of the onshore substation at Cardiff.

“Today's approval of the Atlantic Shores South Wind project follows an intentional collaborative process,” stated Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director . “At BOEM, our dedication to engaging with Tribal Nations, states, other government agencies, industry, environmental organizations, and ocean users remains paramount, ensuring responsible energy development while addressing community concerns and safeguarding our marine ecosystems.”

President Joe Biden's National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi highlighted the project's labor agreement with six New Jersey unions, emphasizing its potential benefits for local workers and communities. “We are grateful to BOEM and the consulting agencies for their rigorous evaluation in coordination with the extraordinary Atlantic Shores permitting team,” Zaidi added.

Acknowledging the milestone, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind CEO Joris Veldhoven expressed enthusiasm for future collaborations with supply chain partners to foster job creation and investments.

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