Denmark’s Largest RE Firm Orsted Expands Presence in Texas, US

Denmark’s Largest RE Firm Orsted Expands Presence in Texas, US

The largest energy firm in Denmark, Orsted will be establishing a new office in Texas. The new premises that will be an EPC centre (engineering, procurement and construction) for its portfolio of clean energy solutions.

The new office that is to come up in Texas will mark its opening in the first half of next year. 80 new full-time employees will be a part of it and will be an addition to the firm’s nearly 115 employees in Austin. Orsted’s new investment in the US state will help expand its presence there. Orsted alread has an office in Austin along with eight renewable energy projects.

Orsted’s EPC team looks into the firm’s supply chain, engineering and project planning along with projects on 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,” said David Hardy, EVP and CEO, Orsted Americas. He added, “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 US 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.”

Orsted’s Projects 

Orsted already has a few projects in America and has plans to come up with other projects with sights firmly on Texas.

By way of its projects and partnerships, the Danish energy firm is establishing the first American-made offshore wind substation in the Corpus Christi  region of Texas. The substation will pave the way for the establishment of a first of its kind 472-foot offshore wind turbine installation vessel. It will be installed inin Brownsville, Texas. Additonally, Orsted is also looking into the construction of the first American-flagged wind farm Service Operations Vessel. The vessel is being made by Edison Chouest Offshore, a marine transportation solution company in Louisiana.

Speaking of its projects in the Gulf Region, the Danish firm is setting up a 675 MW power-to-x facility. This premises will be used to fuel a new fleet of 12 e-methanol-powered container vessels. This is being done with an aim to decarbonise the hard-to-abate transportation sector.

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