Mike Franklin of Bottom Line Marketing adds Orsted’s logo to the offshore wind company’s Atlantic City office near the Bella Condominiums on Pacific Avenue. The company is now moving ahead on plans to build an operations and maintenance facility in the city’s inlet section. Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer

NJ - Atlantic City inlet site of future offshore wind operations plant

ATLANTIC CITY — Ørsted, developer of the Ocean Wind project, the state’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm, is seeking environmental permits to build an operations and maintenance facility in Atlantic City’s inlet area.

The project is slated for 701 N. Delaware Ave. The company is seeking a state Coastal Area Facilities Review Act permit to build an in-water and marine support facility, replace a failing bulkhead, install moorings and floating docks and prepare the property to support loading and training cranes. An access platform marine fueling facilities, construction trailers and utilities are also part of the project.

The complete permit application can be reviewed at the Atlantic City Clerk’s office or by appointment at the NJDEP’s Trenton Office, COVID procedures permitting.

The company has said the base will “drive economic development by providing high skilled jobs during the 25+ year lifespan of the project.”

The offshore wind project is expected to provide clean energy to a half-million homes when it is operating.

Route 9 project in Ocean Township: Owners of a more than 20-acre tract along Route 9 here are seeking environmental approvals to build a residential and commercial project that would include 99 market rate townhomes and 18 affordable rental housing unties, along with a 7,200-square-foot commercial building and parking lot.

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