Photo Release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Joins Tradepoint Atlantic, Ørsted to Announce Offshore Wind Energy Center
ANNAPOLIS, MD— Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today joined Tradepoint Atlantic and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind in Sparrows Point to announce their partnership to develop the first-ever offshore wind energy center in Maryland. The announcement is the latest milestone in the development of Ørsted’s Skipjack offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, and the expansion of the state’s offshore wind energy industry and workforce. The lieutenant governor was joined by executives from Ørsted and Tradepoint Atlantic, as well as state and local elected officials from across Baltimore County.
“Never before have we celebrated the start of an offshore wind staging center in Maryland, and I can’t think of a site more perfectly suited to the task than this one,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Today’s announcement puts Tradepoint Atlantic on the global map for the offshore wind energy industry.”
“This partnership is the latest exciting chapter in the remarkable transformation of the Sparrows Point site,” the lieutenant governor continued. “Governor Hogan and I have been deeply committed to working with Tradepoint Atlantic to ensure this site is just as economically dominant in the 21st century as it was in the 20th. Today’s announcement is another big step toward that goal.”