Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Equinor submitted a winning bid of USD 135 million for lease OCS-A 0520, during the online offshore wind auction by the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The new lease is located south of Massachusetts and east of New York. In December 2016, Equinor won the federal lease auction of 80,000 acres south of New York and east of New Jersey. Equinor is currently developing projects in that lease area for the offshore-wind markets in both states; Empire Wind in New York and Boardwalk Wind in New Jersey.