USA - Offshore leaseholders welcome Vineyard study

BOEM's supplement to the environmental impact statement for 800MW wind farm described as both positive and negative

The five New England offshore wind leaseholders in the US – Equinor, Mayflower Wind, Orsted/Eversource and Vineyard Wind – have welcomed the supplemental environmental impact statement on the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm.

The SEIS was posted to the Federal Register on 12 June by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and looks beyond the New England lease areas, to a possible future in 10 plus years when there are 22GW of offshore wind production at potential project sites from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the Gulf of Maine.

The statement said: “The release of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) marks a significant milestone for the US offshore wind industry.

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