Vestas to Provide Offshore Wind Turbines for Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 Project

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Vestas, a global leader in wind energy solutions, is gearing up to supply its V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbines for Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 project, following Equinor’s rebid into New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation (NY4). With a current conditional order in place for the 810 MW Empire Wind 1 project, Vestas sees this development as a significant step towards realizing the ambitious renewable energy goals of New York.

The V236-15.0 MW turbine, hailed as Vestas’ flagship offshore wind technology, recently obtained its type certification, ensuring top-notch safety and quality standards. The prototype turbine was installed in December 2022 and is undergoing final verification before commencing serial production and installation for the initial offshore projects.

Josh Irwin, Senior Vice President Offshore Sales at Vestas North America, emphasized the importance of timely project execution for the long-term success of the U.S. offshore wind market. He stated, “Ensuring the long-term viability and sustainability of the U.S. offshore market relies heavily on the safe, timely and successful execution of the first wave of projects, and this landmark project is a crucial step towards putting turbines in the water.”

Moreover, Vestas is committed to establishing sustainable, local partnerships and supply chains to cater to regional markets. With over 1,000 suppliers already supporting its onshore business in the U.S., Vestas is well-positioned to meet the unique demands of the U.S. offshore market efficiently.

The Empire Wind 1 project is part of a larger Preferred Supplier Agreement encompassing the combined Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects, announced by Vestas in October 2021. Once the agreement with Empire Wind 1 materializes into a firm and unconditional order for Vestas, the company will issue a subsequent press release to confirm the development.

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