EDF Renewables North America has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S to supply three wind turbines for the Nautilus wind farm, located offshore in state waters of New Jersey.
The EDF Group subsidiary said in an Oct. 16 press release that the project could be commercially operational as soon as 2020. The project would include three V164-8.3 MW turbines, according to the statement.
EDF Renewables has secured all the necessary approvals for the project. However, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is currently reviewing its offshore renewable energy credit agreement.
The power plant is owned by Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey LLC and is being jointly developed with EDF under an agreement where EDF would eventually acquire the fully developed project.
EDF Group and EDF Renewables are subsidiaries of Electricité de France SA. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.