Developers of the US state of New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, the 1.1GW Ocean Wind 1, have sealed turnkey deals with two American engineering firms for construction of two high voltage (HV) substations that will link the giant array to the onshore grid.

The EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contracts won by Burns & McDonnell and Jingoli Power, which encompass the two facilities along with nearly nine miles of underground HV cable for the Orsted-PSEG development’s transmission system, will kick off this quarter with earthworks to begin in September 2023.