Published On: Sun, Feb 14th, 2021

Ocean Wind offshore wind project : GE finalizes contract for Haliade-X turbines

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Ocean Wind farm New Jersey : GE Renewable Energy, in mid-Jan 2021, finalized the turbine contract for the 1.1GW Ocean Wind offshore wind project in southern New Jersey with Ørsted.

As per the contract, the Ocean Wind offshore wind farm will be equipped with GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine with an option to utilize the 13MW variant.

The contract also includes a five-year service and warranty agreement for providing operational support for the Ocean Wind turbines alongside the operational and maintenance team of Ørsted.

Ørsted is being supported by New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in the offshore wind project.

John Lavelle – President and CEO, Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy, commenting on the supply of the Ocean Wind turbines, said: “We appreciate the continued confidence that Ørsted has shown in our Haliade-X turbine. We are excited to be a part of New Jersey’s inaugural offshore wind project and look forward to a long partnership with both Ørsted and the Garden State.

“The New Jersey Wind Port will be a great resource for the offshore wind industry, including GE Renewable Energy, to use in maximizing the environmental and economic development benefits that offshore wind can bring to the state and the nation. We look forward to tapping into New Jersey’s qualified workforce to help install and service these state-of-the art turbines in a safe and efficient manner.”

The Ocean Wind offshore wind project will be powered by the Haliade-X turbines.

The Ocean Wind offshore wind project will be powered by the Haliade-X turbines. Photo courtesy of GE Renewable Energy.

According to GE Renewable Energy, one spin of the Haliade-X 13 MW turbine can generate sufficient electricity to power the equivalent of one household in the US for a day.

Martin Neubert – Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore said: “For decades, Ørsted has worked closely with suppliers to bring down the cost of electricity from offshore wind by introducing new and innovative technologies on our projects.

“The ever-increasing capacity of wind turbines has been fundamental to making offshore wind energy competitive with electricity from fossil fuel generation. We look forward to working with GE on deploying the new turbine on our Mid-Atlantic projects.”

Once completed as expected in 2024, the Ocean Wind offshore wind project is estimated to power approximately half a million homes in New Jersey annually.

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