Global offshore wind pacesetter Orsted broke ground last week on its multimillion-dollar Advanced Foundation Component Centre in Maryland as part of its supply chain and workforce development efforts to support its 966MW Skipjack project.

The $14m steel fabrication facility is being co-developed with American contractor Riggs Distler on 40-acres (16.2 ha) of land leased by Orsted from the state’s massive 3,300-acre Tradepoint Atlantic manufacturing and logistics hub in Baltimore County.