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Shell and EDF see Vestas as best option for 1.5 GW

Atlantic Shores wants to set up a hydrogen pilot project attached to the largest offshore wind development in New Jersey, with Vestas' coming offshore model as good as nominated for turbine supply.

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The biggest winner in New Jersey's second offshore wind tender was Shell and EDF's joint venture, Atlantic Shores, which secured the pair 1.510 GW out the 2.658 GW total New Jersey allocated Wednesday – a continuation for Shell, which secured its first 804 MW from Massachusetts last year alongside EDPR/Engie. Yesterday's win marks the market debut for the French power company.

However, EDF might not be alone in making its initial appearance in the US offshore wind market via Atlantic Shores. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) also revealed ahead of the formal allocation that Shell and EDF's project would deploy Vestas' machines.

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