Atlantic Grid Development hired Bechtel Group as engineering and construction contractor and Alstom as grid-connection adviser for the first segment of the proposed New Jersey Energy Link offshore wind transmission project. The project, which could be built in three phases, would have the capacity to deliver up to 3,000 megawatts of wind-generated power. "This will jump start an industry that will provide 20,000 jobs in New Jersey and gigawatts of long term, clean energy," said Rick Needham, director of energy and sustainability for Google, which is one of the investors in the project.

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