Denmark’s largest energy company is taking over an offshore wind project in the US.
DONG Energy is taking the development rights from RES Americas for potentially more than 1GW of power in Massachusetts.
The firm believes the wind farm has good development potential as the wind and seabed conditions are similar to the North West of Europe.
RES Americas won one of the two leases in January at an auction held by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). RES Americas will still support the development of the farm.
DONG Energy’s Executive Vice President Samuel Leupold said: “The US is an interesting new market for offshore wind with the potential to become a significant area for future development.
“We have constructed around one third of the offshore wind capacity in the world and we are looking forward to bringing our skills and experience to this new market.”
The company is currently building another 1,300MW of offshore wind projects in Germany and the UK and aims to build a total of 6,500MW by 2020.