Published: 02 December 2020 02 December 2020
Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has announced that the company has selected GE Renewable Energy (GE) as its preferred supplier of wind turbine generators for its Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project. Vineyard Wind 1 will be utilising GE’s Haliade-X wind turbine generators.
As a part of reaching this milestone, Vineyard Wind has decided to temporarily withdraw its Construction and Operations Plan (COP) from further review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to allow the project team to conduct a final technical review associated with the inclusion of the Haliade-X into the final project design. The company expects its review to take several weeks, after which Vineyard Wind will resume the Federal permitting process with BOEM. With buffer built into the project schedule, Vineyard Wind still expects to reach financial close in the second half of 2021 and to begin delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023. Vineyard Wind 1 is an 800-megawatt (MW) project located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.