Equinor Wind US has announced the name of the offshore wind energy project under development for New Jersey, Boardwalk Wind.
Equinor won the federal auction for the offshore wind lease area 20 miles east of New Jersey and 15 miles south of Long Island, New York. The lease area has space for Equinor to build wind energy generation for New Jersey and New York.
“We wanted a name that spoke to the best of New Jersey, symbolising one of the attributes of the state,” said Equinor US Wind president Christer af Geijerstam. “The boardwalks of the Jersey Shore are an iconic part of the New Jersey economy and experience. The name Boardwalk Wind reflects the pride, excitement and joy we feel about being part of New Jersey’s effort to become an economic hub for clean, resilient, home-made energy.”
The federal government has already approved a site assessment plan for the project. Equinor has also announced plans to open a New Jersey office in the near future. The office will co-ordinate the company’s development and research efforts in New Jersey.
The Offshore Wind Journal Conference in London 5 February 2019 will address key issues including global market developments, increasing turbine sizes, floating offshore wind and industry regulations.