GE Finalises Supply Contract for Orsted’s 1.1 GW Ocean Wind Offshore Project

GE Renewable Energy has finalised supply and service contracts with Ocean Wind, the 1.1 GW Ørsted Project off the coast of New Jersey.

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has finalised supply and service contracts with Ocean Wind, the Ørsted Project off the coast of southern New Jersey. Ocean Wind will feature GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine with an option to utilise the 13 MW variant. The agreements will include a five-year Service & Warranty agreement to provide operational support for the wind turbines along with the Ørsted Operational and Maintenance team.

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

John Lavelle, President & CEO, Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy, 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 maximising 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 offshore wind farm is located over 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey and will be capable of powering up to the equivalent of half a million New Jersey homes each year when complete.

“Partnering with GE to supply our largest US project speaks to the confidence we have in the Haliade-X turbine’s revolutionary technology,” said David Hardy, CEO Ørsted Offshore North America. “Bringing GE’s renewable energy expertise to the Garden State bodes well for the future of the industry and for New Jersey.”

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