Stockton Signs MOU with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind that will support research, academic programs and events at Stockton.
The agreement could also provide Stockton students and faculty with opportunities to assist with the development of Ørsted proposed Ocean Wind project, should that project receive state approval. Ørsted has submitted an application to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to develop an offshore wind farm 15 miles from the coast of Atlantic City.
“This partnership with Ørsted is an excellent example of academia and corporations working together,” said Lori Vermeulen, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Stockton University. “Our new Academic Quad includes a Sustainability Lab and we look forward to contributing to the development of wind energy in New Jersey.”
Under the agreement Ørsted will provide funding to assist in promoting educational programming related to alternative energy, climate change and resiliency. Stockton offers degree programs in Environmental Science, Marine Science, and Sustainability. The university also operates a Marine Field Station and a Coastal Research Center.
“Stockton University has strong academic programs and scientific expertise that align well with our mission to bring offshore wind to New Jersey,” said Thomas Brostrøm, CEO of Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and President of Ørsted North America. “We look forward to working with both faculty and students as we build a new industry in the state that will deliver clean, reliable energy while enhancing the economy.”
Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast. Students can choose to live and learn on the main campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and at a new coastal residential campus just steps from the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Learn about our more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs at Stockton.edu.
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,080 people. Ørsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2018, the group’s revenue was DKK 76.9 billion (EUR 10.7 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.