Riggs Distler to Handle Transmission Work for N.J. Offshore Wind Project


Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind has chosen Riggs Distler & Company Inc. to lead the Cardiff substation expansion program for Atlantic Shores Project 1, New Jersey’s first offshore wind project.  

Riggs Distler, a Centuri company, is a large union utility, mechanical and electrical contractor with a growing portfolio of work in emerging clean energy technologies. With its corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, N.J., and multiple offices across the Garden State, the firm brings over a century of local market experience.

Atlantic Shores Project 1 will deliver 1,510 MW of energy to New Jersey, serving more than 700,000 homes while contributing nearly $2 billion in the Garden State economy.

“Atlantic Shores is thrilled to partner with Riggs Distler on making critical near-term investments at the Cardiff substation that support the local supply chain and create even more great-paying union jobs in Atlantic County” says Joris Veldhoven, CEO of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. “These important infrastructure upgrades will enable us to bring safe, reliable, renewable power from New Jersey’s first offshore wind project onto the electric grid.”

“Riggs Distler is proud to support Atlantic Shores on this important infrastructure project connecting offshore wind energy to the grid in New Jersey. Along with our partners, Jingoli Power and Worley Engineering, our work is creating economic growth and job opportunities right here in our own backyard as we work to build a cleaner energy future,” addsSteve Zemaitatis, Riggs Distler’s president and CEO.

The contract scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of all new electrical equipment for an expansion of the 230 kV Cardiff substation, located in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. 

The expansion work includes site preparation and the construction of a new electrical enclosure and control building to house 230 kV gas-insulated switchgear with associated controls. Other improvements include outdoor electrical equipment, 230 kV duct banks, cable trenches, ancillary/auxiliary equipment, and site fencing.

These necessary upgrades, identified by the regional transmission operator, will create the point of interconnection to bring from Atlantic Shores Project 1 onto the local electric grid.

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