- Published: 21 October 2020 21 October 2020
Equinor has submitted its proposals to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in response to the state’s most recent solicitation requesting proposals for up to 2,500MW of offshore wind and a multi-port infrastructure investment plan.
Equinor has offered bids including two projects, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind. Equinor plans to use the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal for construction activities and its operations and maintenance (O&M) base going forward. The proposals include plans for manufacturing offshore wind components upstate at the Port of Coeymans and the Port of Albany.
In September 2020, BP and Equinor announced that they have formed a strategic partnership for offshore wind in the U.S., and that BP will be a 50% non-operating partner in the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind assets on the U.S. East Coast. The transaction is expected to close in early 2021.