Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Iberdrola will operate the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US

Iberdrola has entered into an agreement to manage the assets and maintenance of Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US, through a joint venture between its subsidiary, Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in the country. takes part.

As explained in a press release this Thursday, the company will take control of the project in the exploitation phase and will assume responsibility for controlling the operation and management of the facility once its construction is complete and its commercial operation begins. . ,

Services provided by Iberdrola include supervision of works such as maintenance of turbines, cables and substations as well as coordination of contractors, marketing and asset management.

With 800 megawatts (MW) of electricity, Vineyard Wind 1 will generate clean and renewable energy “for 400,000 homes and businesses” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA). It is planned to start in 2023 and enter commercial operation in 2024.

At the end of construction, the works will also have generated “3,600 jobs” equivalent to full-time, highlights the multinational.

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