New York Looks To Be Getting Some New Skyscrapers – Courtesy Of Future Looking Norwegian Oil Barons
Norwegian oil company Statoil were recently declared the provisional winner of the US Governments wind lease sale of 79,350 acres (321 Km2) of offshore New York in an online auction concluded in December by the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean energy Management (BOEM).
Their winning bid, which came in at $42,469,725, now gives Statoil the opportunity to explore the potential of an offshore wind farm south of Long Island which could provide New York City with a significant long-term source of wind energy.
their next move is to conduct studies to better understand the seabed conditions, the grid connection options and wind resources of the site
The area is thought to have the potential to accommodate more than 1GW of offshore wind and Statoil have announced their next move is to conduct studies to better understand the seabed conditions, the grid connection options and wind resources of the site.
They have also announced their intention to “work closely with the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on these studies and throughout the permitting process”.
So, as we heading in the direction of 100m plus wind turbine blades we may soon see tourists flocking to New York to see the ‘other’ skyscrapers, the ones providing energy some 14 to 30 miles offshore.
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