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Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

September 2, 2019

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Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.

The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of wind announced that it is participating in the latest round of Request for Proposals (RFP) for long-term contracts for offshore wind energy projects in Massachusetts.

It has submitted three 800 megawatt (MW) proposals as well as a 400 MW proposal. However, no further details on the joint venture’s proposal or proposals have been disclosed.

“We are very excited to submit these proposals to provide the utilities implementing the Commonwealth’s offshore wind policy with a range of options,” said John Hartnett, President of Mayflower Wind.

“The Low Price Energy proposal includes strong support for research, workforce training and economic development.  Our Infrastructure and Innovation proposal adds significant strategic investments in port infrastructure and technology to the South Coast, boosting the fledgling offshore wind industry and the economy of the Commonwealth," he added.

"Finally, our Massachusetts Manufacturing proposal would further accelerate the process of Massachusetts assuming a leadership role in offshore wind by including a major new manufacturing facility that would serve both domestic and foreign offshore wind markets,” Hartnett said.

Portuguese company EDPR is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer, and Shell New Energies business is exploring other sources of energy with wind showing great potential.

In Dec. 2018, Mayflower Wind won the rights to develop a lease area that can support up to 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind over 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.

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