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Nautilus Offshore Wind selects supplier

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Nautilus Offshore Wind will feature three V164-8.3 MW turbines from MHI Vestas OffShore Wind.
Nautilus Offshore Wind will feature three V164-8.3 MW turbines from MHI Vestas OffShore Wind. - ()

MHI Vestas OffShore Wind has been selected to supply Nautilus Offshore Wind, New Jersey’s first offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City.

EDF Renewables North America, a backer of the project along with Fishermen’s Energy, announced the selection Tuesday.

The project intends to feature three V164-8.3 MW turbines from MHI, marking the first utilization of the V164 platform in the U.S. offshore wind market.

“Nautilus, already permitted, provides us the timely opportunity to bring our technology and experience to the U.S. offshore market,” MHI CEO Philippe Kavafyan said in a release. “The knowledge gained on this project will help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goals and lay the groundwork for future offshore wind deployment along the Eastern seaboard.”

EDF says it intends for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project to operational as soon as 2020, which would put it ahead of schedule.

Nautilus Offshore Wind is fully permitted and currently under review by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for the approval of an offshore renewable energy credit agreement.

The BPU is expected to reach a decision by next month.

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Jessica Perry

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Jessica is the Web Editor for NJBIZ. You can reach her at jperry@njbiz.com.

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