Ørsted has established a new office in Houston, Texas

Ørsted has expanded its presence in Texas by opening a new office in Houston, in addition to its existing office in Austin. The company, known for its clean energy projects, currently employs 115 people in Austin and operates eight energy projects in Texas, generating a total of 2.4GW of electricity.

Furthermore, Ørsted has 1.2GW of solar projects currently under construction in the state.

Melissa Peterson, the Vice President and Head of Onshore and P2X Americas at Ørsted, expressed enthusiasm about strengthening the company’s position in Texas. She highlighted Houston as an ideal location for their growing Power-to-X operations, citing the presence of a skilled energy workforce crucial for the engineering, construction, and operation of Ørsted’s upcoming facilities.

This expansion in Houston underscores Ørsted’s dedication to decarbonizing challenging sectors and its continuous growth in Texas and the Gulf region.

The new Houston office will focus on managing both onshore and offshore wind projects. Many employees at this location will support Ørsted’s expanding P2X business, particularly along the Gulf Coast of Texas.

P2X initiatives involve utilizing renewable energy to drive the production of green hydrogen for creating e-fuels like e-methanol and e-ammonia.

Ørsted is an active member of the HyVelocity Hub in Houston, which is one of the seven hubs chosen by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to receive funding for developing new hydrogen projects.

Additionally, Ørsted is developing a P2X facility with a capacity of up to 675MW on the Texas Gulf Coast, aiming to produce around 300,000 tonnes of e-methanol annually.

This e-methanol can be utilized directly as marine shipping fuel or as an ingredient in sustainable aviation fuel and chemical production processes, leveraging energy from approximately 1.2GW of new onshore wind and solar generation.

Source: Ørsted

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