Atlantic Shores, a joint venture (JV) of Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables, has selected Danish wind turbine company Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for an offshore wind project in New Jersey.

Under the contract, Vestas will supply its V236-15.0MW offshore wind turbines for the 1.5GW project.

A preferred supplier agreement for the turbine supply was signed after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order to increase the state’s offshore wind target by 50%.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind CEO Joris Veldhoven said: “Since our award in June 2021, Atlantic Shores has conducted an extensive due diligence and procurement process to find the right turbine supply partner that will enable us to deliver the best value to the state of New Jersey, including local content commitments.

“We are proud to have concluded that process with the selection of Vestas as our preferred supplier, and we look forward to moving forward together to successfully deliver our Project 1.”

The wind turbines are expected to be installed in 2027, after which the project will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 homes.

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Vestas has also agreed to provide comprehensive wind turbine services once the project begins operations.

Vestas North America president Laura Beane said: “We are proud to partner with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for its project and deploy our flagship V236-15MW turbine to help New Jersey achieve its goal of rapidly developing offshore wind and creating new clean energy jobs.

“Scaling offshore wind in the US depends upon consistent policy and predictable, steady volume over a long period of time, and New Jersey’s newly stated 11GW offshore target combined with stable federal policy signals this intent.”

Last month, Vestas was selected as the preferred turbine supplier for Baltic Power, a 1.2GW offshore wind project in Poland.