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Former Ørsted executive joins competitor

One of the absolute pioneers within US offshore wind now makes a move to a direct competitor just a few months after he left Ørsted's offshore wind company in the US. We need to be a major player in the offshore wind space, he says.

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In the future, Ørsted may once again face its former pioneer and colleague in the US offshore wind market. Jeff Grybowski, who headed Deepwater Wind until the company was acquired by the Danish utility in 2018, is now poised to head project developer US Wind, which currently sits on two seabed licenses in the state of Maryland, the company informed Thursday.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the US Wind team. We have big plans to deliver offshore wind to the state of Maryland," says Grybowski, who points to the developer's recent capital injection totaling USD 265 million from equity fund Apollo Global Management, which backs the company's plans.

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