A few years ago, Dong Energy launched itself onto the US offshore wind market.
Here are the key milestones:
-In April 2015, Dong Energy secured project development rights to a marine area 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard and the state of Massachusetts.
-The company will develop the Bay State Wind farm, where there is potential for installing wind turbines with a 2,000 MW capacity.
-In the same year, Dong Energy established an office in Boston, Massachusetts with Brostrøm in the lead. Staff numbers have since increased to 20.
-In December 2016, Dong sold half of Bay State Wind to Eversource Energy, which has strong competences within transmission.
-In August, Massachusetts will formally adopt 1,600 MW of offshore wind energy in 2016. The state will offer an RFP – request for proposals – and Dong/Eversource will offer their bid for Bay State Wind. This takes place in competition with two other projects.
-The bid is expected to be delivered around December, while a winner will be awarded in spring 2018.
-Besides Bay State Wind, Dong Energy also has a project in New Jersey called Ocean Wind.
-The project was bought by RES Americas and could accommodate an installed capacity of up to 1,000 MW.
-Dong Energy also sees strong potential for the development of offshore wind farms off the coast of New York, where the company hopes to secure development rights.