Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50:50 partnership of Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables, has selected Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 1.5 GW offshore wind project in New Jersey, USA. Vestas will provide its V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbines, with installation expected in 2027.

The preferred supplier agreement (PSA) was signed shortly after New Jersey governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order increasing the state’s offshore wind target by 50 % to achieve 11 GW by 2040. The project will help fulfil the Biden Administration’s goal of supporting the deployment of 30 GW of offshore wind in the USA by 2030.

Given the state’s significant investment in the New Jersey Wind Port, and in line with the Atlantic Shores’ commitments to New Jersey as part of its selected Project 1 proposal, Vestas intends to establish a nacelle assembly facility at the wind port in Salem County where the assembly and testing of the hub, cooler top, and heli-hoist modules will take place.

In addition, Vestas will deliver a comprehensive wind turbine service solution as soon as the project commences operations. These services will be executed from an operations and maintenance base established by Atlantic Shores in Atlantic City.