Austin, TX – Ørsted, a U.S. clean energy leader, announced today that it will be opening a new office in Texas that will serve as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) hub for its portfolio of clean energy solutions. This latest investment by Ørsted expands the company’s presence in the state, which already includes an office in Austin and eight renewable energy projects.
Ørsted’s EPC team manages the growing company’s wide-ranging supply chain, engineering and project planning, and construction of multi-technology clean energy projects.
“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,” David Hardy, EVP and CEO, Americas for Ørsted said during a visit to Texas this week. “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 office will be home to approximately 80 new full-time employees, adding to its approximately 115 employees in the Austin area. Through its projects and partnerships, Ørsted is building the first American-made offshore wind substation in Corpus Christi, Texas, and supporting the construction of a first-of-its-kind 472-foot offshore wind turbine installation vessel in Brownsville, Texas. In the broader Gulf Region, Ørsted is developing a 675 megawatt Power-to-X facility to fuel a new fleet of 12 e-methanol-powered container vessels that will help to decarbonize the hard-to-abate transportation sector. Ørsted is also supporting the construction of the first American-flagged wind farm Service Operations Vessel, being built by Edison Chouest Offshore.
As plans continue to advance, Ørsted will share additional details about the new office, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2023 with hiring already underway today. To learn more about careers at Ørsted, visit us.orsted.com/careers.
A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. Four years in a row, the company was ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company by Corporate Knights.
In the United States, the company has approximately 650 employees and a growing portfolio of clean energy assets and partnerships that includes offshore wind energy, land-based wind energy, solar, storage technologies and e-fuels. A leader across the renewable energy sector in the United States, Ørsted holds the top position in offshore wind energy with approximately 5 gigawatts in development and operates America’s first offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Block Island. Ørsted has a total U.S. land-based capacity of 5 gigawatts across wind, solar, storage technologies and e-fuels. To learn more about the Ørsted U.S. business, visit us.orsted.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ØrstedUS).