Atlantic Shores offshore wind selects Riggs Distler for major substation expansion

By: Chloe Emanuel

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Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind has chosen Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. to lead the expansion of the Cardiff substation as part of New Jersey’s inaugural offshore wind project. This initiative will upgrade electric infrastructure to deliver clean energy to 700,000 homes.
Riggs Distler, headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, is a prominent union utility, mechanical, and electrical contractor with over a century of local market experience. The company will handle the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of new electrical equipment for the 230 kV substation in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County.
Atlantic Shores Project 1 aims to generate 1,510 megawatts of renewable energy, bolstering New Jersey’s economy by nearly $2 billion. CEO Joris Veldhoven expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting the project’s support for the local supply chain and creation of union jobs.
Steve Zemaitatis, CEO of Riggs Distler, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the project's role in economic growth and job creation. The expansion will include a new electrical enclosure, control building, gas insulated switchgear, and other essential equipment to connect the offshore wind energy to the grid.
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, committed to delivering a 5+ gigawatt offshore wind portfolio to meet the growing energy demands of the east coast.


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Chloe Emanuel

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