GE Renewable Energy cements Vineyard Wind contract

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it received an order in September from Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to supply Haliade-X turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind installation in the US.

GE was announced as the preferred turbine supplier for the project in December of 2020. It will feature 62 Haliade-X 13 MW turbine units.

GE’s Haliade-X prototype operating in the Netherlands is the most powerful offshore wind turbine built today and received its official type certification from DNV GL in early 2021.

John Lavelle, President & CEO, Offshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy, said: “We’re pleased to supply the first utility-scale offshore installation in the US, increasing the potential of the turbine to generate more power for our customer. Our Haliade-X technology combined with our innovative digital capabilities means GE is well positioned to support the growth of offshore wind in the US and globally.”

“After achieving financial close last month, we are now at the point when this industry is no longer just talking about opportunity but delivering it,”
said Vineyard Wind CEO Lars T. Pedersen. “With the order now placed for GE’s Haliade-X turbines, we are setting the stage for a new industry, one that will create jobs, save ratepayers more than $1 billion and contribute greatly to a reduction in carbon pollution.”


In the coming months, Vineyard Wind expects to kick off onshore work for its
Vineyard Wind 1 project, for which it recently announced financial close. Offshore work is expected to follow in 2022, with the first power from Vineyard Wind 1 slated for 2023.

Vineyard Wind 1 is an 800 MW project located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and will be the first commercial scale offshore wind project in the United States.  The project will generate electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, save ratepayers $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons per year.

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