NY - Equinor Returns to New York for More Offshore Wind
Norwegian energy major Equinor has submitted bids into New York’s second offshore wind solicitation.
Equinor 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 2.5 GW of offshore wind and a multi-port infrastructure investment plan.
The bids include two projects, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind, which together have the potential to power more than one million homes and generate more than 3,000 new jobs for New York State, Equinor said.
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.
The company is already developing the 816 MW Empire Wind Phase 1 wind farm which was selected in New York State’s first-ever offshore wind solicitation last year alongside Ørsted and Eversource Energy’s Sunrise Wind project.
“The U.S. offshore wind industry is poised for expansion and we are passionate about creating substantial value in the New York market,” said Siri Espedal Kindem, President Equinor Wind U.S.