BOEM Director Amanda Lefton said: “BOEM is committed to conducting a robust and timely review of the proposed project.”
On Jan. 22, 2021, Vineyard Wind submitted a letter rescinding its temporary construction and operations plan (COP) withdrawal and requesting that BOEM resume review of the 800-MW wind energy project offshore Massachusetts.
The proposed project would be located about 12 nautical mi offshore Martha’s Vineyard and 12 nautical mi offshore Nantucket in the northern portion of its lease area.
Vineyard Wind had paused the department’s consideration of its proposal while it reviewed whether the use of Haliade-X turbines warranted any modifications to the COP.
Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.
It still expects to reach financial close in the second half of 2021 and to begin delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023.