Ørsted's chooses Newark for North American Digital Operations Headquarters
Ørsted has announced that
it will open its North American Digital Operations Headquarters in Newark,
New Jersey. The new office will initially be home to over 20 Ørsted staff,
including 12-14 new IT positions in 2021, and has the potential to more
than double its headcount over the next several years, based on Ørsted’s
offshore and onshore growth in the U.S. The digitalization headquarters
in Newark will integrate with Ørsted’s other digital operations offices
in Europe and Asia.
The Digital Operations Headquarters will require highly trained, technical
staff who will support Ørsted’s operations throughout North America for
both onshore and offshore assets. New Jersey’s impressive institutions
of higher education, including the New Jersey Institute of Technology,
will be important partners to Ørsted as it recruits personnel to fulfill
the company’s onshore and offshore digital needs.
In 2021, Ørsted will bring on staff in several key areas, including Information
Security, Risk, & Compliance, Network Security, Application Operations,
IT Service Desk, Computer and Server Operations.
“Our investments into New Jersey are expanding beyond our offshore wind
projects,” said David Hardy, C.E.O. of Offshore North America, Ørsted.
“While most of our employees will be based in southern New Jersey when
our projects are operational, this headquarters ensures that the economic
benefits of offshore wind will be spread across the entire state. Newark
is a fast becoming a tech hub and we’re proud to play a part in its resurgence.”
“Developing New Jersey’s offshore wind industry allows us to address
climate change and also bolster the state’s economy through millions of
dollars in investments and high-quality jobs,” said New Jersey Governor
Phil Murphy. “We are thrilled that Ørsted will open their North American
Digital Operations Headquarters in Newark, a key city and partner in growing
New Jersey’s innovation economy. Ørsted’s commitment to our state further
solidifies New Jersey’s position as the leader in offshore wind in the
“We are pleased to welcome Ørsted, a global leader in clean energy, as
one of Newark’s newest corporate citizens,” Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka
said. “In addition to providing high-tech job opportunities for our
residents and helping make Newark a more attractive destination for innovative
business, having Ørsted join our growing tech hub can inspire a new generation
of sustainability innovators committed to tackling the climate crisis.”
“As Ørsted opens its first office in northern New Jersey, I’m proud to
see our state lead the nation in harnessing clean forms of energy like
wind, and applaud Newark as it continues to transform itself into a center
for technological innovation,” said U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ).
“Investments in renewable energy will help to mitigate the effects of
climate change, strengthen our economy, and provide for the clean energy
future that we all deserve.”
Ørsted is currently finalising lease negotiations and has already initiated
recruitment for the new headquarters. This is Ørsted’s first office opening
in northern New Jersey, the company previously opened a project office
in Atlantic City in 2018. The company expects the office to begin welcoming
employees in Q4 of 2021.