Empire Wind: Erna Solberg visits offshore wind field

Norwegian PM shown Equinor’s new Empire Wind project in NYC

Empire Wind

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Equinor’s Empire Wind project in NYC

Victoria Garza
Norway Today

Equinor chief Eldar Sætre took Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) on a supply boat and showed her the company’s new offshore wind project Empire Wind during her visit in New York City on Sept. 21.

In the bright sun, the boat sailed out from under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge where they could look out onto the field, which Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awarded Norwegian Equinor in July.

Wearing orange life jackets, Eldar Sætre and the wind power project manager told the prime minister about the plans for the wind farm, which will be located 14-30 miles southeast of Long Island.

The wind farm will deliver renewable energy to New York’s residents and help the state reach its ambitious goal of developing renewable energy.

When the project is expected to be completed in 2024, the wind farm will have the capacity to produce 1,000 to 1,500 megawatts of electricity. It is enough to supply around 1 million homes with electricity.

The prime minister was in New York in connection with the United Nations Summit.

Read more about Equinor’s Empire Wind project at the company website: www.equinor.com/en/what-we-do/empirewind.html.

This article was originally published on Norway Today.

This article originally appeared in the October 4, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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