New Jersey has broken ground on the US’ first dedicated offshore ‘wind port’, which will start life as a mashalling facility for developer Orsted but is foreseen expanding into a manufacturing and assembly site that was likened by the US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today to the Hoover Dam in its potential impact on American industrial history.

Being built on land leased from PSEG, the corporate arm of public power utility PSE&G, the $400m New Jersey Wind Port will service developments planned off the Garden State but also many set to be built in along the eastern seaboard as part of the Biden