September 21 (Renewables Now) - Electrical contractor Riggs Distler & Company Inc, a subsidiary of infrastructure firm Centuri Group Inc, has been chosen as a tier 1 secondary steel contractor for the 1.1-GW Ocean Wind 1 project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the northeastern US state of New Jersey.
Riggs Distler will provide onshore heavy civil, mechanical and electrical services for the construction, assembly, inspection and onshore installation of advanced foundation components needed for the wind turbine foundations. These include boat landings and ladders, external concrete platforms, supported internal platforms, monopile doors and anode cages.
Ocean Wind 1 is realised by Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED). The project, which is located about 13 nautical miles southeast of Atlantic City, was cleared by the US Department of the Interior in early July.
Ørsted recently unveiled that it will suffer impairments on its near-term US offshore development projects, including Ocean Wind 1, due to supply chain issues, lack of favourable progress in Investment Tax Credit (ITC) guidance and higher interest rates.