Ørsted has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbines for the offshore wind developer’s proposed Mid-Atlantic cluster of projects.
The turbines will be used for Skipjack (120 MW) off the coast of Maryland and Ocean Wind (1.1 GW) off the coast of New Jersey. Commissioning for each project is expected in 2022 and 2024, respectively.
The turbine supply deal is subject to a final signed contract, as well as all required project approvals, notes Ørsted.
“We are truly excited to be selected preferred supplier with the most powerful offshore wind turbine on the market by the global market leader,” comments Jérôme Pécresse, president and CEO of GE Renewable Energy. “Offshore wind is a high-growth segment for our company, and like Ørsted, we are enthusiastic about the potential of offshore wind, both in the U.S. and globally. As this announcement demonstrates, our significant investment in technology innovation, which leverages all appropriate resources within GE, positions us to help our customers lower the cost of energy produced by clean, abundant, reliable offshore wind. We thank Ørsted for their trust and commitment.”
Following the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, Skipjack and Ocean Wind are poised to be Ørsted’s second and third offshore wind projects to deploy turbines from GE Renewable Energy.
Martin Neubert, executive vice president and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, says, “We look forward to introducing the next-generation offshore wind turbine to the market. For decades, Ørsted has pioneered the introduction of new technology and new suppliers, which has been fundamental to drive down the cost of electricity, and today, offshore wind is a competitive source of homegrown clean energy that can help countries and states achieve their climate targets while creating long-lasting economic activity. We are delighted to see GE’s long-term commitment to offshore wind and to partner with them on our Mid-Atlantic cluster.”