Wind energy – U.S.A.
Empire Offshore Wind has selected Vestas as its preferred supplier for wind turbine generators for both Empire Wind I and Empire Wind II.
Empire Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Equinor and bp.
The deal would see Vestas deliver 138 V236-15MW wind turbine generators with a total generating capacity of around 2GW – for the two Empire Wind developments. Each rotation of a 15MW turbine will be capable of powering a New York home for about 1.5 days.
“We are delighted to select our preferred supplier for what will be the largest contract in the Empire Wind project. The turbines have the highest rated capacity available in the market today, which is a great fit for the high ambitions we have in this project. We have chosen the technology which will provide the best value for Empire Wind from the world’s largest turbine manufacturer. This is state of the art technology moving the boundaries of wind energy production,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, executive vice president for Projects, Drilling & Procurement in Equinor.
“Through this preferred supplier agreement, we are leading the development of a rapidly growing offshore wind industry in the US. This is just a starting point as we continue to progress the projects and harness the local supply chain. Empire Wind is a flagship offshore wind development, shaping the future of this industry,” says Siri Espedal Kindem, president of Equinor Wind US.