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Ørsted picks Haliade-X as preferred turbine for US offshore wind projects

The first blade for GE's Haliade-X turbine. Photo credit: Manche Drones Production

September 19 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has become the first offshore wind developer to select GE Renewable Energy’s 12-MW Haliade-X turbines for commercial deployment.

On Thursday, Ørsted named GE as the preferred technology supplier, saying that the turbines will be installed at the sites of its two projects off the US coast in the Atlantic Ocean. The chosen destinations are the 120-MW Skipjack, to be constructed off the coast of Maryland, and the 1,100-MW Ocean Wind, a project planned in New Jersey waters.

The order with GE is subject to signing a final contract and receiving all required project approvals, Ørsted said.

Skipjack and Ocean Wind will become Ørsted’s second and third projects to use GE’s Haliade technology. The first and only operating offshore wind farm in US waters, the 30-MW Block Island, is equipped with 6-MW Haliade machines.

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