Ørsted to Pioneer Deployment of GE’s Next Generation Offshore Wind Turbine
Subject to final agreed and signed contract and all required project approvals, Ørsted will deploy Haliade-X 12MW wind turbines on the two offshore windfarms constituting Ørsted’s Mid-Atlantic cluster: Skipjack (120MW) and Ocean Wind (1,100MW).
Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, says, “We look forward to introducing the next generation offshore wind turbine to the market. For decades, Ørsted has pioneered the introduction of new technology and new suppliers which has been fundamental to drive down the cost of electricity, and today offshore wind is a competitive source of homegrown clean energy that can help countries and states achieve their climate targets while creating long-lasting economic activity. We are delighted to see GE’s long-term commitment to offshore wind and to partner with them on our Mid-Atlantic cluster.”
Jérôme Pécresse, President & CEO of GE Renewable Energy, adds, “We are truly excited to be selected preferred supplier with the most powerful offshore wind turbine on the market by the global market leader. Offshore wind is a high-growth segment for our company, and like Ørsted, we are enthusiastic about the potential of offshore wind, both in the US and globally. As this announcement demonstrates, our significant investment in technology innovation, which leverages all appropriate resources within GE, positions us to help our customers lower the cost of energy produced by clean, abundant, reliable offshore wind. We thank Ørsted for their trust and commitment.”
Following the 30MW Block Island Windfarm – America’s first offshore windfarm which was commissioned in 2016 and pioneered the 6MW Haliade turbine – Skipjack and Ocean Wind will be Ørsted’s second and third offshore windfarms to deploy turbines from GE Renewable Energy. In the US, Ørsted has been awarded the rights to build offshore windfarms to serve the markets of Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut. These windfarms will have a total capacity of approximately 2.9GW and will be commissioned by 2024.