- Published: 07 June 2018 07 June 2018
Magellan Wind and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have announced that they have entered into a partnership regarding the development of an early-stage development portfolio of floating offshore wind projects off the California coast and other areas of the USA.
Magellan Wind was founded in 2014 by Jim Lanard and Jeff Kehne. Lanard was founder and former President of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC) and previously was Managing Director for Deepwater Wind and Head of Strategy for Bluewater Wind. Kehne has served as counsel and regulatory policy advisor to Bluewater Wind, other offshore wind developers, and the American Wind Energy Association and OffshoreWindDC. CIP's collaboration with Magellan is its second US offshore wind initiative. The company co-owns, with Avangrid Renewables, Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind development company that has been advanced as the winner of the Massachusetts tender for offshore wind energy projects with its proposed 800MW offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. Site construction to begin in 2019.