SPARROWS POINT, MD — Yesterday, officials with Tradepoint Atlantic and Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced the construction of Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging center in Baltimore County.
Mike Tidwell, Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, stated in response:
“The promise of high-quality green jobs in Baltimore from Maryland’s burgeoning offshore wind industry is no longer just a promise. As of Tuesday, it became a reality with the announcement of 1400 new jobs to come with Orsted’s offshore wind energy staging center planned for Baltimore County.
“We are delighted that this facility will be built at the site of a former steel mill in Sparrows Point, where jobs are sorely needed. Now we will not only bring 120 megawatts of good, clean electricity powered by the ocean winds to 35,000 Maryland homes, but we will also see an economic boon in the Baltimore region.
“We congratulate all involved, including former Governor Martin O’Malley and his staff, who worked tirelessly with advocates during his administration to create this vision for offshore wind jobs in Maryland.”
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is the oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated exclusively to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the Chesapeake Bay region. For 17 years, CCAN has been at the center of the fight for clean energy and wise climate policy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.