GE bags deal to equip 800-MW Vineyard wind farm off Massachusetts

GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind prototype. Picture credit: GE Renewable Energy

October 12 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy on Monday confirmed that its Haliade-X turbines will be powering the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 project off the Massachusetts' coast.

The General Electric (NYSE:GE) subsidiary has received an order to deliver 62 of the Haliade-X 13 MW machines for what will become the US’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm. The contract was placed by developer Avangrid Wind LLC, a joint venture of Avangrid Inc’s (NYSE:AGR) Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

GE was chosen as the preferred turbine supplier for the project in December 2020.

Vineyard Wind will be installed about 15 (24.1km) miles off both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and is expected to be brought online in 2023. Once fully operational, the complex will produce electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.

Avangrid and CIP reached financial close on the Vineyard Wind scheme in September, which enabled them to start onshore construction activities. The Record of Decision (ROD) from the Department of Interior (DOI), which was the final step in the federal review process, was granted in May.

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