Ørsted investigating offshore wind opportunities across the US

Mads Nipper, CEO of Danish multinational power company Ørsted, said this week that the company is exploring opportunities to expand in the US with offshore wind farms on all of the country’s coasts. “We are not only focused on the Northeast coast,” he said, as the company looks to bid in the February 23 auction for six lease areas in the New York Bight.

Nipper noted that, if the prices in that auction are steep, Ørsted will withdraw from bidding, although it does hope to win a lease area. “We don’t want to pay any price to get more gigawatts,” he said.

The company will also “certainly be investigating” options in coming lease sales for sites off the shores of the Carolinas, California and the Gulf Coast. It has been in talks with state leaders in North Carolina, Louisiana and California.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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