Clean energy major Orsted will be the lead tenant at the US’ first purpose-built wind port, to be developed in Salem County, New Jersey, the state's governor, Phil Murphy, has announced.

The Danish developer has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to marshal its giant Ocean Wind 1 project out of the future facility, to be know as the New Jersey Wind Port, starting in 2024.

“I was proud to look on as Orsted and NJEDA formalised the agreement by which Orsted became the first tenant at this facility and will use the New Jersey Wind Port for its Ocean Wind 1 project,” Murphy said of the LOI signing, which took place on the sidelines of the International Partnering Forum in Atlantic City.