U.S. Approves Empire Wind Offshore Wind Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its approval for the Empire Wind offshore wind project, marking the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind energy project to receive federal approval.

Empire Wind US LLC, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, plans to develop two offshore wind farms known as Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2. Situated approximately 12 nautical miles south of Long Island, New York, and 16.9 nautical miles east of Long Branch, New Jersey, these projects will comprise a total of up to 147 wind turbines with a combined capacity of nearly 2.1 gigawatts.

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