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Ørsted bids for 760MW offshore wind in Maryland tender

Danish developer looks to grow its offshore wind portfolio off Maryland to nearly 900MW in latest tender round

Ørsted has stakes in nearly 5GW of offshore wind being developed in the US (pic: Ionna22)
Ørsted has stakes in nearly 5GW of offshore wind being developed in the US (pic: Ionna22)

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Ørsted has bid for offshore renewable energy certificates (ORECs) for its up to 760MW Skipjack Wind 2 Skipjack Wind 2 (760MW) Offshoreoff Ocean City, USA, North America Click to see full details wind farm in Maryland’s tender round.

It is already developing the 120MW Skipjack Wind 1 Skipjack Wind 1 (120MW) Offshoreoff Ocean City, Maryland, USA, North America Click to see full details wind farm off the Maryland-Delaware coast, which it expects to be operational by 2026.

Deepwater Wind was awarded an offtake deal for the 120MW project during Maryland’s first offshore wind solicitation in May 2017 – prior to its acquisition by Ørsted.

The Danish developer aims to leverage supply chains used for Skipjack 1 for the second project.

Ørsted is helping to develop more than 4.7GW of offshore wind off the US, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

As part of its bid for ORECs for Skipjack 2, the Danish developer made several pledges to support manufacturing and education in Maryland. It has vowed to commit to “significant manufacturing” operations in the east coast state, and to provide resources to assist the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes in local schools, communities and universities.

Maryland closed its second offshore wind round on 21 June.

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