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GE Renewable Energy finalizes contracts for 1.1 GW Ocean Wind Offshore project

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GE Renewable Energy has finalized supply and service arrangements (subject to final notice) with Ocean Wind, a Ørsted project situated 15 miles off the coast of Southern New Jersey.

Ocean Wind will feature GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine with a 13 MW option. The arrangements will include a five-year Service & Warranty arrangement to provide technical assistance for wind turbines along with the Ørsted Operational and Maintenance staff.

The Haliade-X 13 MW uses the same design as the 12 MW, which ensures that the size and dimensions of the turbines are the same. However, GE Renewable Energy engineers have optimized the turbine by making several changes to the cooling system and associated electrical equipment so that it can generate even more power using the same design and size. As a result, one spin of the Haliade-X 13 MW will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of a US household for one day.

“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.”

John Lavelle, president & CEO, offshore wind at GE Renewable Energy.

“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.”

Martin Neubert, executive vice president and CEO of Ørsted Offshore.

“Partnering with GE to supply our largest U.S. project speaks to the confidence we have in the Haliade-X turbine’s revolutionary technology. Bringing GE’s renewable energy expertise to the Garden State bodes well for the future of the industry and for New Jersey.”

David Hardy, CEO Ørsted Offshore North America.

The Ocean Wind Offshore Wind Farm is situated more than 15 miles off the coast of Southern New Jersey and will be able to fuel up to half a million New Jersey homes every year.

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