Equinor Wind US, a division of the Norwegian energy company formerly known as Statoil, announced the name of its offshore wind project under development in New Jersey: Boardwalk Wind.
Equinor won the federal auction for the offshore wind lease area 20 miles east of New Jersey and 15 miles south of Long Island, New York. The lease area has space for the developer to build wind energy generation for New Jersey and New York.
“We wanted a name that spoke to the best of New Jersey, symbolizing one of the attributes of the state,” said Equinor US Wind president Christer af Geijerstam. “The boardwalks of the Jersey Shore are an iconic part of the New Jersey economy and experience. The name Boardwalk Wind reflects the pride, excitement and joy we feel about being part of New Jersey’s effort to become an economic hub for clean, resilient, home-made energy.”
The federal government has already approved a site assessment plan for the project, notes Equinor. The plan reflects the company’s months-long effort to gather data about the geological conditions, marine life, and other critical factors impacting the site’s suitability for an offshore wind farm.
Equinor says it plans to deploy a wind-measuring buoy on the project site soon.
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