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AECOM to manage construction of the first offshore wind port in the US

AECOM Tishman

AECOM, the infrastructure consulting firm, will manage the construction of the first offshore wind port in the US. The project is New Jersey’s wind port, the nation’s first purpose-built offshore wind marshaling and manufacturing port, located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, NJ.

Firstly, AECOM Tishman will be the business unit of the company to foresee activities at the port. The State of New Jersey selected the company to serve as construction manager back in July. The company’s hundred-year-old experience in responsible construction was vital for its selection.

Moreover, the port is a flagship economic development investment from the state. It will be a 200-acre infrastructure project that will serve the unique staging, manufacturing, and assembly needs of future offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the United States.

Furthermore, it will be strategically located to serve the emerging offshore wind market along the East Coast. In fact, the East Coast will see over $150 billion of investment in offshore wind. This would create 83,000 jobs, over the next 15 years.

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AECOM with robust ESG principles

Indeed, the project will support hundreds of construction jobs. According to the statement, the project includes worker diversity goals of 18 percent people of color and 6.9 percent women. In addition, AECOM Tishman committed to ensure at least 25 percent of subcontractors are small businesses; and at least 15 percent are women, minority, or veteran-owned.

About such matter, Flora Ramos, AECOM Tishman Director of Community Relations, said. “We are fully committed to meeting or exceeding the aggressive MWBE and workforce diversity goals that the State of New Jersey set for this project.”

On the other hand, Jay Badame, president of AECOM Tishman, added. “The Wind Port project will leave a legacy for future generations, fostering growth in the renewable energy sector and is anticipated to serve as a catalyst for the creation of tens of thousands of jobs and more than $100-billion in investment. We are grateful to the State of New Jersey for entrusting us to deliver on this bold vision.”

Finally, Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer, remarked that the company has bold and robust ESG principles. “We integrate (them) into everything we do through our Sustainable Legacies strategy, and this forward thinking, purpose-built offshore wind port project is another example of how we are bringing that strategy to life in partnership with our clients.”

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