Fishermen’s readies NJ bid
US developer aims for an offshore lease in November auction
US developer Fishermen’s Energy plans to bid for an offshore wind lease in the 3.4GW New Jersey auction in November.
Fishermen’s may participate in partnership with another developer, said the company.
Fishermen’s chief executive officer Chris Wissemann said: “We will be filing the necessary paperwork to perfect our status this week and will be meeting with potential investors and partners during the offshore wind conference in Baltimore next week.”
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will auction two leases spanning a 344,000-acre tract off Atlantic City on 9 November. Thirteen companies including Fishermen’s are pre-qualified to bid.
Wissemann applauded the decision to move ahead with the New Jersey sale and urged officials to approve Fishermen’s 25MW Atlantic City pilot project, which was rebuffed by New Jersey regulators.
“Now that it is clear that commercial scale development is coming to New Jersey, it is all the more important to implement a demonstration scale project as a first step so that New Jersey can responsibly develop full scale projects,” said Wissemann.
Image: Fishermen's Energy met buoy on station off Atlantic City (Fishermen's Energy)