Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been identified as preferred
turbine supplier for the 2,640 MW Dominion
Energy Virginia Offshore Wind
project in the USA. The service also includes a long-term service and maintenance
agreement for the site located off the coast of Virginia.
The final number of units and turbine model remain to be determined. All
installations are expected to complete by 2026. The agreement is subject
to certain conditions including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision,
governmental permitting, and other required approvals.
“Signing this preferred supplier agreement with Dominion Energy attests
to the enormously exciting growth taking place in the US offshore wind
industry and across the globe. We’re thrilled to have been chosen to support
them in their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to once
again do our part in combatting climate change on a global level,”
states Markus Tacke, Siemens Gamesa CEO.
Dominion Energy stated that the turbine agreement provides support certain
early works to support project development, including turbine layouts which
will be used in the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submittal to
the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management in late 2020.
If approved, the project would be located in the 112,800 acres Dominion
Energy currently is leasing from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The project is expected to be
capable of providing enough clean energy to power 650,000. The first phase
of the build out will support initial generation of wind energy by 2024.
Additional phases will come online in 2025 and 2026.
"Offshore wind is an excellent renewable energy source and this filing
with PJM shows how serious we are about bringing commercial-scale offshore
wind to Virginia, giving our customers what they have asked for – more
renewable energy," said Mark D. Mitchell, vice president of generation
construction. "Governor Ralph Northam has made it clear Virginia
is committed to leading the way in offshore wind. We are rising to this
challenge with this 2,600 megawatt commercial offshore wind development."
Last year, Dominion Energy formally
began construction of the Coastal Virginia.
It is fully permitted for operation in US federal waters and the 12 MW
project is to be constructed by Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted. It is
located in a federal lease area about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia
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