Ørsted charters Jones-Act installation vessel

Alongside Eversource, the utility ensures that turbines at most of the duo's projects will be installed with an option to go ashore. Though not the first project.

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From the very infancy of the US offshore wind industry, Ørsted has firmly stated that the Danish utility will set up its turbines using installation vessels built and crewed by US personnel. Or which in other words live up to the requirements of the Jones Act, which prohibits foreign ships and crews from operating between two points in the US.

Now the pledge is followed by action. Alongside partner Eversource the utility has chartered forthcoming installation vessel Charybdis to handle turbine installation at the partnership's projects Revolution Wind offshore of Massachusetts and Sunrise Wind offshore of New York.

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