German-based wind energy company EnBW Energie-Baden-Württemberg AG plans to open an office in Jersey City with its national subsidiary EnBW North America Inc. by the end of the year, Gov. Phil Murphy’s office announced Wednesday.
The Jersey City office will serve as the base of operations for EnBW’s offshore wind projects in New Jersey and New York.
Based in Hamburg, EnBW operates offshore wind turbines in Germany with a 336-megawatt capacity, Murphy’s office said.
Murphy disclosed the deal while visiting Hamburg on the second of his nine-day trade mission, which will take him across Germany and Israel in an attempt to boost the trade relationships with both countries and attract businesses to New Jersey.
“As part of my recently unveiled economic development plan for New Jersey, our state will be making focused investments in the clean energy economy, and positioning New Jersey as a leader in offshore wind,” Murphy said in a written statement. “Today’s announcement is an example of how our clean energy ambitions are being recognized by high value companies like EnergieBW, and we welcome their growth in New Jersey.”
Murphy said he wants New Jersey to be able to produce 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 and be 100 percent reliable on clean and renewable energy by 2050.