Orsted’s Permian Energy Center solar mission in Texas
Ørsted is opening a brand new engineering, procurement and development (EPC) workplace hub in Texas for its portfolio of unpolluted energy options. This newest funding by Ørsted expands the corporate’s presence within the state, which already contains an workplace in Austin and eight renewable energy initiatives.
“Texas is already home to many of our land-based wind and solar farms that are providing economic opportunity, investment and clean American-produced energy,” says David Hardy, EVP and CEO of the Americas for Ørsted. “Our growing team in Texas will continue to build our business and footprint in the region. With the largest offshore wind portfolio under development in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing onshore renewable energy businesses, we’re proud to build on the energy legacy that is foundational to Texas with the latest clean energy technologies in wind, solar, storage, green hydrogen and e-fuels.”
Ørsted’s new Texas workplace might be home to roughly 80 new full-time workers, including to its roughly 115 workers within the Austin space. Through its initiatives and partnerships, Ørsted is constructing the primary American-made offshore wind substation in Corpus Christi, Texas, and supporting the development of a 472-foot offshore wind turbine set up vessel in Brownsville, Texas.
In the broader Gulf Region, Ørsted is creating a 675 MW Power-to-X facility to gas a brand new fleet of 12 e-methanol-powered container vessels that can assist to decarbonize the hard-to-abate transportation sector. Ørsted can also be supporting the development of the primary American-flagged wind farm Service Operations Vessel, being constructed by Edison Chouest Offshore.
The new workplace is scheduled to open within the second half of 2023 with hiring already underway.