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Mayflower Wind selected as second Massachusetts site

The joint venture between Shell New Energies and EDP Renovaveis has been chosen as the preferred bidder in Massachusetts' second offshore wind procurement round to build an 804MW project.

Mayflower Wind secured the purple federal lease in December 2018 procurement round (pic: BOEM)
Mayflower Wind secured the purple federal lease in December 2018 procurement round (pic: BOEM)

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The Mayflower Wind joint venture beat competition from Vineyard Wind — the joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners — and the Bay State Wind consortium led by Ørsted.

Mayflower Wind’s 804MW project of the same name will be installed in the federal lease area 32km south of the island of Nantucket of the southeast of the commonwealth. It is due online in 2025.

The JV said it would deliver prices below the procurement round price cap of $84.23/MWh and create 10,000 jobs in Massachusetts.

The project is also under consideration in the Connecticut procurement round, launched last month and against the same opposition.

Vineyard Wind is already developing the 800MW Vineyard Wind 1 site off Massachuetts selected in the first procurement round.

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