Wind energy companies Orsted and Eversource, have signed a turbine supply contract with Siemens Gamesa to power 1700MW of US offshore wind farms.
The agreement will see the German-Spanish firm supply the 1700MW portfolio, subject to final investment decisions, according to Orsted.
Siemens Gamesa’s 8MW turbines will supply the 130MW South Fork project (please, no Dallas references here, JR), to power Long Island from 2023, as well as the 704MW Revolution Wind project which will supply the US’ smallest state of Rhode Island with 400MW, and Connecticut with 304MW.
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Also part of the portfolio is the 880MW Sunrise Wind project, expected to be operational by 2024, which will supply New York after securing capacity in the state’s first offshore wind solicitation.
“By taking a portfolio approach to their Northeast projects, comprising South Fork, Sunrise Wind and Revolution Wind with a total capacity of approx. 1.7GW to be built in 2022-2024, Ørsted and Eversource will be able to leverage significant procurement synergies and optimize the construction and operation of the project portfolio,” said Orsted.