Specifically, Ørsted holds the 50% of Sunrise Wind, while the other 50% belongs to Eversource, New England’s largest energy company.
Based on the proposal, Sunrise Wind will construct an operations and maintenance hub in Port Jefferson, Long Island, investing in additional port infrastructure upgrades and establishing offshore wind training programs in the state of New York, which will boost the economy.
In the meantime, Sunrise Wind is under discussions for potential transmission cooperation with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the leading New York utility Con Edison.
Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, commented
New York State has set an ambitious goal to be 100% powered by clean energy by 2040 ... we’re proud to bring more than two decades of offshore wind expertise to the state and to be fronting the offshore wind build-out in New York with a combined 1,000MW capacity via our South Fork and Sunrise Wind projects.
Moreover, Sunrise Wind's location will be 30 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island, adjacent to Ørsted’s South Fork and Revolution Wind projects.
By taking a portfolio approach to their Northeast projects, comprising South Fork, Sunrise Wind and Revolution Wind with a total capacity of approx. 1.7GW to be built in 2022-2024, Ørsted and Eversource will be able to leverage significant procurement synergies and optimize the construction and operation of the project portfolio.
Thomas Brostrøm, CEO of Ørsted US Offshore Wind and President of Ørsted North America, added
Sunrise Wind will contribute significantly to achieving governor Cuomo’s bold and ambitious goal for New York’s transition to renewable energy by supplying more than half a million New York homes with wind power.
Concluding, Ørsted and Eversource have signed a wind turbine contract with Siemens Gamesa; Thus, all three wind farms will install Siemens Gamesa’s 8.0MW turbines.