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Norwegian developer applies to build Vestas US offshore farm

Fred Olsen Renewables has applied for approval to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ohio.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

MHI Vestas has come one step closer to installing its first wind turbines in US waters. The company Icebreaker Windpower, a subsidiary of Norwegian Fred Olsen Renewables, has formally applied to authorities in the US state of Ohio for a permit to construct the coastal offshore wind farm Icebreaker in Lake Erie.

The pilot project of 20.7 MW will consist of six V126 3.45 wind turbines, as is confirmed in the application. Previously, Siemens turbines were under consideration for the project, before the developer changed its mind.

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