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Ørsted will not give up after defeat

Despite losing the first offshore wind tender in the US, the consortium behind the Danish energy company Ørsted will continue to develop its rejected project.

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The Danish energy company's defeat in the US first offshore wind tender seems to have been a painful one. Even though Massachusetts chose to allocate the tender's maximum grid capacity  – 800 MW rather than 400 MW – and despite neighboring Rhode Island simultaneously announcing an additional 400 MW expansion project, the world's largest offshore wind developer and Ørsted's consortium partner Eversource left with nothing.

Vineyard Wind, comprised of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid, won bids for 800 MW in Massachusetts. The tender's third party, Deepwater Wind, was invited to negotiate the contract in Rhode Island.

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