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Joint venture partners Orsted and Eversource have signed a turbine supply contract with Siemens Gamesa for a 1.7GW portfolio of US offshore wind farms.
The German-Spanish manufacture will deliver its 8MW machine to the projects subject to final investment decisions, according to Orsted.
The deal includes turbines for the 130MW South Fork project that is to deliver power to Long Island and is due to be commissioned in 2022.
Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines will also go to the 704MW Revolution Wind, which is due online in 2023 and will export 400MW to Rhode Island and 304MW to Connecticut.
The manufacturer is also lined up to deliver hardware to the 880MW Sunrise Wind project, which is expected to be completed in 2024.
Sunrise secured capacity in the first New York offshore wind solicitation, the results for which were announced on Thursday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“By taking a portfolio approach to their Northeast projects, comprising South Fork, Sunrise Wind and Revolution Wind with a total capacity of approx. 1.7GW to be built in 2022-2024, Ørsted and Eversource will be able to leverage significant procurement synergies and optimize the construction and operation of the project portfolio,” said Orsted.