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First Major US Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Permitting Milestone

lane to ease travel from New England ports to fishing areas. That option could delay project construction if additional survey work is required, the review said.BOEM officials were not immediately available for comment.Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc.BOEM is part of the U.S. Department of Interior.(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Bernadette Baum

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Vineyard Wind to Miss Startup Target Over Permit Delay

."While we need to analyze what a longer permitting timeline will mean for beginning construction, commercial operation in 2022 is no longer expected," Vineyard Wind Chief Executive Lars Pedersen said in a statement.Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc.The project, 14 miles (23 km) off the Massachusetts coast, has experienced several delays already over concerns https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wind-fishing-exclusive/exclusive-first-big-us-offshore-wind-project-hits-snag-due-to-fishing-industry-concerns-idUSKCN1UO0EK that its wind turbines

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New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts

New York the hub for this growing, exciting, necessary future industry," Cuomo said, adding that they will generate $3.2 billion in economic activity and create 1,600 jobs.Four major developers had submitted proposals to the state, including a joint venture between EDF and Shell and another between Avangrid Inc and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.The New York contract marks another recent win for Orsted, which last month was awarded a 1,100-MW contract by the state of New Jersey for a project off the coast of Atlantic City.The selection of Orsted and Equinor continues the trend of European companies

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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the Interior Department, has awarded 16 leases to a variety of U.S. and European developers. And more leases are due to be auctioned off Long Island, NY, later this year. European developers such as Ørsted, Equinor, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and Avangrid Renewables have brought their extensive European experience with them, enabling them to bid on and manage U.S. wind farms at competitive rates. These leases range in value from $1.5M to $135M at the latest auction. Prices for the wind have declined to a levelized price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt

 A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.. Photo: 
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BOEM "Blown Away" by Record U.S. Offshore Wind Auction

Wind Energy LLC, and Vineyard Wind LLC, at the conclusion of the two-day sale that attracted 11 bidders and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc, a division of Spain's Iberdrola SA. Equinor is the Norwegian company formerly known as Statoil.Equinor and Mayflower each bid $135 million for their leases, while Vineyard Wind bid $135.1 million, BOEM said."We are truly blown away by this result," BOEM Acting Director Walter

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Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

Wind Energy LLC, and Vineyard Wind LLC, at the conclusion of the two-day sale that attracted 11 bidders and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc, a division of Spain's Iberdrola SA.Equinor is the Norwegian company formerly known as Statoil.Equinor and Mayflower each bid $135 million for their leases, while Vineyard Wind bid $135.1 million, BOEM said."We are truly blown away by this result," BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshan

Vineyard Wind to Begin Third Round of Surveys

be crewed by observers who watch for marine mammals and other protected species. Survey operations may be halted at times in an abundance of caution to protect certain marine animals.   New Bedford, Mass. based Vineyard Wind is owned 50/50 by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and by Avangrid Renewables.   In December, the company became the first of several competing projects to apply for federal and state construction permits by submitting applications with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Massachusetts Department of Public

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Wind Energy: The Good News in Offshore

a 248 MW project for 2020 and Skipjack Offshore Energy LLC’s a 120 MW windfarm due 2022.    North Carolina in 2017 qualified nine companies to bid in its 7th offshore lease auction, and in March 2017 an auction for the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area, or WEA, for 122,405 acres went to Avangrid Renewables with a winning bid of $9.1 million. Projects now tend to dwarf the pioneering five-turbine, USD350 million Block Island project of 2014-2016.    Aligning Fortunes BOEM checks the legal, financial and technical wherewithal of offshore operators now deep in planning that&rsquo

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BOEM's Jim Bennett Weighs in on US Offshore Renewables

to say the least, based on our expectations, and it indicates that there is very strong industry interest in moving forward in a commercial basis offshore. (In mid-March it was announced that a Wind Energy Area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., received the high bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables, LLC, the provisional winner. Also participating in the lease sale were Wind Future LLC, Statoil Wind US LLC and wpd offshore Alpha LLC.)   Our discussion really has focused on offshore wind, and obviously there are other offshore renewable technologies (wave and tidal) that are

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