DONG Energy yesterday said that it has formed a strategic partnership with Dominion Energy to build the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project, the first phase of which will see the installation of two 6-MW wind turbines by the end of 2020.
“Hampton Roads has the ideal port assets and talented workforce to attract and house the offshore wind business supply chain to support not only Virginia’s commercial wind area, but also wind farms under development in Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.
This phase one development will be built approximately 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach on a 2,135-acre site leased by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. DONG Energy said the project opens the door to long-term commercial wind development, providing providing operational, weather and environmental experience needed for large-scale development in the adjacent 112,800-acre site leased by Dominion Energy from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
Full deployment for the project could generate up to 2,000 MW of energy, according to DONG Energy.
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Editor’s note: DONG Energy’s Thomas Brostrøm will be speaking at the first executive summit designed to bring together the U.S. offshore wind industry and the U.S. offshore oil and gas industry. The Offshore Wind Executive Summit will take place in Houston, TX on August 9 and 10. Register to attend the summit today!