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Ørsted and CIP to battle for installation of Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm

Ørsted has submitted a bid on Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm, which power 500,000 homes, through a joint venture with New England's largest utility. Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners will also submit a bid.

The Bay State Wind project is planned to lie 25 sea miles off the coast of New Bedford, South of Boston. Image: Bay State Wind. | Photo: Bay State Wind.

Ørsted is bidding on the installation of Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm via its joint venture Bay State Wind. As is Danish rival Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which together with an Iberdrola subsidiary will battle for the rights to the farm.

The tender is linked to the decision by Massachusetts' legislature to install a minimum of 1600 MW of offshore wind ahead to 2027. Ørsted and CIP's bids to the first Massachusetts tender will be settled in April 2018 at the latest.

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