Norway’s Equinor bids for two wind power projects off the US East Coast

Norwegian energy firm Equinor had submitted two bids in New York’s second offshore wind auction, following a deal it signed with BP last month to cooperate on offshore wind in the United States.

Reportedly, Equinor was bidding for two projects off the U.S. East Coast, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind, which together have the potential to power more than one million US homes, with BP becoming a 50 per cent non-operating partner. Equinor, which is already developing the 816 MW capacity Empire Wind Phase 1 offshore wind park, plans to use the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal for construction activities. The Empire Wind project is located about 15-30 miles (24-48 km) southeast of Long Island, while Beacon Wind is about 20 miles south of Massachusetts and 60 miles east of New York

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