Dec. 20 (Renewables Now) – Massachusetts will source power from 1,600 MW offshore wind projects from Mayflower Wind LLC and Vineyard Wind LLC after selecting their offerings as those that bring “greatest total value” to customers.
The developers participated in a Request for Proposals (RfP) that was published in May. Their status as the winner of the tender will allow them to move forward with contract negotiations, the Massachusetts government said on Friday. The final contracts will be awarded after successful contract negotiations and official approval.
Mayflower Wind, a joint venture (JV) between Shell New Energies US LLC and Ocean Winds North America LLC from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS: RDSA), has committed 400 MW of capacity with a supply of over 42 million m) in commercial initiatives Development in the entire south coast region. In addition to installing turbines in the area south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the plan includes the construction of an O&M (O&M) port in Fall River. The project is expected to create a total of around 14,000 jobs. It should be ready in the mid to late 2020s.
Mayflower Wind’s proposal was one of three to participate in the RfP, with the largest being a 1,200 MW project. The company said it will begin developing the federal lease area and pursue additional energy contracts until the total lease capacity of 2,000 MW is realized.
Vineyard Wind LLC, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has now gained 1,200 MW with the larger version of its Commonwealth Wind program. His other suggestion was for an 800 MW variant.
Commonwealth Wind is expected to be installed in an area near the 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1 and 804 MW Park City Wind projects.
Massachusetts aims to contract 5,600 MW of offshore wind turbine capacity by 2027, in line with its net zero commitment for 2050. The RfP was the third procurement measure in support of the target.
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