The Iberdrola group has designated preferred provider to supply the turbines for its 800 MW offshore wind farm in Massachusetts (United States) to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
This has been announced Vineyard Wind, promoter of offshore wind energy 50% owned by the funds of Copenhaguen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid Renewables, of the Iberdrola group.
The project will have 84 marine wind turbines of the model V164-9.5 MW ™ of MHI, the most powerful wind generator in the world, which was proclaimed as the best marine wind turbine of 2017 by the Windpower Monthly magazine.
Vineyard Wind continues to process permits for start construction in 2019 and operations in 2021, after the adjudication and signing of long-term contracts between the developer and the Massachusetts electrical distribution companies. When the Vineyard Wind project comes into operation, it will prevent carbon emissions of more than 1.6 million tons per year in Massachusetts, equivalent to removing 325,000 cars from state roads. In the same way, during the life of the project, 3,275 million euros in energy-related costs will be saved in the New England region.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a 50% joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A / S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). The company focuses on the design, manufacture, installation and service of wind turbines for the offshore wind industry.
MHI Vestas plans to hire more than 100 people and invest more than 13.25 million euros in the Massachusetts economy during the construction phase.