Ørsted to establish a new office in Houston

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/11/2022 Ørsted

Ørsted announced 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 solutionsThis 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 company’s 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 472-foot offshore wind turbine installation vessel in Brownsville, Texas.  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.