DONG makes a debut in the American offshore wind project market with the proposed undertaking. And it is the company’s first project outside Europe.
The Massachusetts government is creating a viable environment for the growth of offshore projects through legislation. At present the government of that state has moved a draft policy bill to support the regulatory conditions for offshore wind. It is expected to provide a stable framework that will enable growth of projects and, consequently, the creation of jobs.
Massachusetts offers 760 square kilometres of space for setting up projects about 90 kilometres from the shore and at a water depth between 40 and 50 meters.
“The US is an interesting market for offshore wind with the potential to become a significant area for future development. We already have a number of post 2020 projects in our pipeline in Northwestern Europe that we will continue to develop,” Samuel Leupold, the executive vice president of wind power, DONG Energy, said. “With the takeover of the offshore wind development project in the US, we will broaden our geographical scope and follow the market potential outside of our current footprint.”
“The site conditions are similar to those we currently work with in Northwestern Europe, which means the project could be developed using well-known technology and logistics,” Leupold added.
Ajith Kumar S