Ramboll to provide support for United States’ largest offshore wind project
Denmark-based Ramboll has been chosen by the US energy company Dominion Energy to support development and engineering aspects of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, which will become the largest offshore wind farm in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
The new 2.6 GW offshore wind farm will supply 650,000 US homes with zero-carbon electricity when in service by the end of 2026. It will make a significant contribution to the state of Virginia's target of 30 percent renewable electricity by 2030. Ramboll will as the Owner's Engineer provide consultancy to Dominion Energy on all development and engineering aspects of the farm.
Ramboll was selected through a competitive process based on a combination of cost, performance and a proven track record of successfully completed offshore wind projects in 21 countries. Its wind service portfolio ranges from initial wind farm planning and development support to detailed engineering of all major technical packages.
The offshore wind farm will become the largest in the US and underlines the US's high ambitions in offshore wind. Although at present the US has only established 30 MW offshore wind, compared to approx. 20 GW in Europe, the Americans are planning major expansions in the coming years. The new order to Ramboll emphasizes that the US is well in the process of meeting the ambition of more than 20 GW offshore wind in 2030.
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