Equinor has been selected by New York State for the largest-ever US offshore wind award and one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the US to date.
Together with their strategic partner BP, they will provide 1260 megawatts (MW) of renewable offshore wind power from Empire Wind 2 and another 1230 MW of power from Beacon Wind 1. Along with the existing commitment to provide New York with 816 MW of renewable power from Empire Wind 1 this totals 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of power to the state.
As part of the award, Equinor and BP will partner with the state to transform two venerable New York ports – the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal and the Port of Albany – into large-scale offshore wind working industrial facilities that position New York to become an offshore wind industry hub.
“These projects will deliver homegrown, renewable electricity to New York and play a major role in the state’s ambitions of becoming a global offshore wind hub. The US East Coast is one of the most attractive growth markets for offshore wind in the world. These projects will also create value through economies of scale and support our strategic ambition of becoming a global offshore wind major,” says CEO Anders Opedal.