Wind and solar energy solution provider EDF Renewables North America has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply wind turbines for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project.
Located off the coast of Atlantic City, Nautilus is New Jersey’s first offshore wind project. The project will be led by Fishermen’s Energy and EDF Renewables.
MHI Vestas will be supplying three V164-8.3 MW turbines for the Nautilus project.
MHI Vestas CEO Philippe Kavafyan said: “We’re proud to be named as preferred supplier for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project and look forward to bringing our flagship V164 turbine to the US market with EDF Renewables.
“Nautilus, already permitted, provides us with the timely opportunity to bring our technology and experience to the US offshore market.
“The knowledge gained on this project will help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goals and lay the groundwork for future offshore wind deployment along the eastern seaboard.”
Nautilus Offshore Wind project is expected to commence its commercial operations by 2020, creating long-term renewable energy jobs.
According to an independent analysis, the Nautilus project is expected to increase New Jersey’s total economic output by $150m.
The project has already obtained full permits and is currently being reviewed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for the approval of an offshore renewable energy credit agreement.
It is expected to support New Jersey meet its goal to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050.