Caroline County Economic Development

Crystal Steel Announces $72 Million Contract

Crystal Steel will supply $72 million in steel components for offshore wind off Maryland’s and New Jersey’s coasts. The Federalsburg steel fabrication company made the announcements on Thursday, October 14, 2021, as it hosted Governor Larry Hogan at its Caroline County facility.

The agreement with Ørsted, a Danish offshore wind energy provider, established Crystal Steel as the first offshore wind steel fabrication center in Maryland. The company expects to add 50 positions to its current roster of 90 employees.

Governor Hogan toured the facility, along with Senator Addie Eckardt, Delegate Johnny Mautz, and Caroline County Commissioner Larry Porter, Federalsburg Mayor Kim Abner, and Council members Debi Sewell, Dave Morean, and Ed Windsor. This is the second trip that Governor Hogan made to Crystal Steel. He visited the plant in 2018 to celebrate the Federalsburg location opening, and he noted that growth for the company was anticipated at that time.

Crystal Steel will begin the work on its Ørsted contract this month. It is anticipated to be a long-term project.

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