Shell, EDP team up to pitch offshore wind farm to Connecticut

Houston Chronicle | L.M. Sixel | October 1, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America, announced Monday it submitted bids to state officials in Connecticut to develop and build an offshore wind farm about 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.

One proposal includes a 408-megawatt wind project and the other is a 804-megawatt wind farm. Both would deliver wind for a 20-year period, according to the proposals which blacked out many of the details. The projects would be built in waters leased by the federal government to Mayflower Wind last year that can support up to 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind.

Netherlands-based Shell which runs its U.S. operations out of Houston is seeking to expand its presence in the electricity business, including development of offshore wind in the United States.

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