Atlantic Shores is comprised of purpose-driven professionals dedicated to delivering its 5+ gigawatt offshore wind portfolio, strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of multiple east coast markets including New Jersey and New York.
Our first project, which aims to begin construction in 2024, includes a number of essential investments and initiatives, including an agreement to train and hire local workers for the construction and maintenance of the wind project, an innovative 10 MW green hydrogen pilot with South Jersey Industries and a turbine nacelle assembly facility at the New Jersey wind port. Over its lifetime, the wind project will create thousands of good-paying jobs.
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores) is a 50:50 joint venture partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development, LLC (a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America).
At Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, we’re more than a renewable energy company. We’re a team of purpose-driven professionals committed to providing a cleaner and healthier future for generations to come.
We’re guided by four core values that our team lives and breathes each day:
If we can’t do our jobs safely, we can’t do them well. We prioritize the safety of our teams on the job, as well as the safety of our communities.
We interact and engage with the communities we serve to understand their point of view and bring their perspectives to the work we do.
We make sure our energy solutions are in harmony with the environment and nature around us.
Data speaks the truth. Using science to inform our decisions makes us more environmentally and socially responsible.
Atlantic Shores has three offshore wind energy lease areas totaling more than 400 square miles under active development.
Our first two lease areas (OCS A-0499 and OCS A-0549) are located approximately 10-20 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light, and the third lease area (OCS A-541) is located further offshore in the New York Bight.
Atlantic Shores also plans to build an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) facility based in Atlantic City, NJ.
Atlantic Shores Project 1, the largest offshore wind project in the State of New Jersey and third largest project awarded in the United States. We estimate starting construction in 2024 and the project is expected to deliver its first power in 2027.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) awarded Atlantic Shores an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) allowance to deliver 1,510 megawatts (MW) of offshore renewable energy into the State of New Jersey in Project 1.
Atlantic Shores Project 1 will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 homes and create tens of thousands of jobs throughout its lifecycle. The remaining project areas in our offshore wind portfolio will produce an estimated 3,500-4,000 MW which is enough clean energy capacity to power an additional 2 million homes.
Clean energy from Atlantic Shores Project 1 will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 4 million tons every year, roughly the equivalent of taking 770,000+ cars off the road.
Atlantic Shores Project 1 will contribute nearly $1.9 billion in total economic impact to New Jersey, with a guaranteed $848 million in local direct investment. Collectively, Atlantic Shores Projects 1 & 2 are expected to directly create more than 22,290 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, indirectly create more than 11,810 FTEs, and induce another nearly 15,000 full-time jobs.
A former global wind supply chain manager for Shell New Energies Wind, Mr. Veldhoven joined Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind as Commercial Director in January 2019. Mr. Veldhoven held various commercial roles with Shell since 2007 in The Netherlands, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. Over more than a decade Mr. Veldhoven has built deep experience in portfolio management, planning and supply chain management in difficult external settings. As of 2016, Mr. Veldhoven’s global role has included managing Shell’s relationships with all major supply chain partners in the wind industry, including turbine manufacturers, operations contractors and more. Mr. Veldhoven has helped enable Shell New Energies to build a portfolio of wind projects leading a global team of wind supply chain specialists from early project development to operations. Those successful development projects include five existing Shell onshore wind farms in the U.S. Mr. Veldhoven holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from Eindhoven University of Technology.
Ms. Pettit has been engaged in the practice of law for nearly three decades and for the latter half of her career has been largely focused on the renewable energy industry. Prior to joining Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, Ms. Pettit was part of the legal team at EDF Renewables North America. In her role at EDF Renewables, Ms. Pettit was regularly engaged in a broad range of legal matters, including project development, tax equity finance, M&A, key project agreements relating to utility scale wind and solar energy projects, offtake agreements including power purchase agreements for both corporates and utilities, hedge agreements, and general corporate matters. Ms. Pettit holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and a juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Ms. Daniels brings over 16 years of marine infrastructure permitting experience to the role of Development Director. She has been actively supporting the development of U.S. Offshore wind projects since 2008. Prior to joining Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, Ms. Daniels was responsible for managing the environmental team that supported the successful evaluation and permitting of the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm. Her two decades of professional experience include managing multidisciplinary environmental teams that supported the siting, permitting, and evaluation of the environmental effects of large-scale onshore and offshore energy generating facilities. Ms. Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree in mariner resource development and aquatic technologies from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
As Technical and Delivery Director, Rain brings over two decades of experience in the wind industry to Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. Ms. Byars has been instrumental in the development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., U.K., Taiwan and Japan, and led the certification of the first operating offshore wind farm in the U.S. As a licensed Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Rain has a deep understanding of the wind energy industry, spanning research and development of wind turbine innovation, serial manufacturing, installation and commissioning, and fleet management. Rain has dedicated her career to helping make wind a leading energy source by focusing on safety, environmental protection, and life cycle performance.
Juan Carlos possesses strong commerciality and contracting skills and leads teams to provide value lens focus and to deliver effective performance management and financial oversight. He has proven strategic and stakeholder management capabilities that have delivered major opportunities and have driven effective management of key project risks. Juan Carlos is a strong business partner, passionate about developing teams and fostering a One Team mindset. He drives Operational Excellence and value creation. He role models a Learner Mindset and Safety leadership.
Mr. Donnelly leads Atlantic Shores’ Commercial team which includes Business Development, Offtake Bids, Local Content, Workforce Development and other commercial responsibilities across the organization’s portfolio. He previously served as Chief Commercial Officer for Strata Clean Energy and spent 9 years at EDF Renewables where he held roles in Financing & Strategy, Business Development, Valuation, and Asset Management. Mr. Donnelly has worked on technologies and projects covering solar, storage, onshore wind, offshore wind, biogas, and biomass. He has extensive experience negotiating various transaction contracts and offtake agreements in both the utility-scale and Commercial & Industrial markets. He has closed transactions exceeding $1 billion and taken to market over 2,600 MW of wind and solar projects with Southern Power Company, AEP, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, Key Equipment Finance, Tortoise/EcoFin, and more. He has also played an active role in the corporate acquisitions of OwnEnergy, groSolar, and EnterSolar. Mr. Donnelly holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Duke University.
Mr. Hughes has worked in the energy sector for more than 30 years, delivering value in a variety of senior roles for large-scale capital projects, developments, and asset management in a range of countries across Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. Most recently he completed his assignment in Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) as General Manager Projects and Engineering and successfully led the organization to deliver a diverse range of brownfield, greenfield and rejuvenation projects both onshore and offshore. Key highlights include the restart of major project fabrication in Brunei and the delivery of the extensive asset rejuvenation program. He is passionate about the development of the next generation of project professionals and engineers, committing significant time to competency development through mentoring and coaching. Mr. Hughes is a Chartered Project Professional and Fellow of the Association of Project Management as well as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Ms. Moore joins Atlantic Shores from Shell, where she most recently served as General Manager for Onshore Shales Projects. In this role, she transformed the business, developing an industry-leading, low-cost, low-emission energy supply, while improving asset availability. Prior to onshore work, Ms. Moore led major deepwater, subsea and continental shelf infrastructure projects, developing an expansive experience in energy exploration, development, and project delivery across nine countries. She is passionate about working closely with host communities, with a focus on supporting STEM education, environmental programs, and workforce development initiatives. She currently serves as an advisor to Discover Engineering, a national nonprofit dedicated to developing the engineers and scientists of tomorrow. Ms. Moore has a BS in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines.