Tag Archives: New York

DN: Slik kapret Equinor en stor vindkraftseier i New York – alt skal bygges lokalt

Fra taket av One World Trade Center lengst sør på Manhattan ser man store deler av havneområdet i New York på alle kanter. Store båter på Hudson River og East River blir som små leketøy mer enn 500 meter lenger nede. Christer af Geijerstam – leder for Equinors havvindsatsing i USA – gestikulerer ivrig.

– Om noen år seiler vi nedover Hudson River cirka hver femte dag med store fundamenter, sier han.

Lasten han snakker om, er 30 meter høye betongkolosser som skal bygges på elven nord i staten New York – ved Albany – og fraktes til millionbyen. Her i havnen skal betongsøylen reises på høykant og et 20 meter høyt understell i stål kobles på. Så skal det fraktes ut på havet. Vindmøllene blir rundt 100 meter høye når de er ferdige.

Lese hele saken HER.

The Norwegian American: Equinor blows into the Empire State

Norwegians were involved in building many of the skyscrapers in New York City in the old days. Now, it is time for some Norwegian construction at sea south of the city.

Equinor Empire Wind won New York State’s first offshore wind electricity contract, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on July 18. The award is a win for all sides. New York consumers will have access to renewable energy, and it jumpstarts the state toward its renewable energy and climate goals, among them having 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. This will bring significant economic benefits to New York.

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Reuters: Norway’s wealth fund extends ownership of New York real estate

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund will pay about $98 million dollars to extend the term of its ownership in a portfolio of New York properties and to acquire a few new, the fund said on Wednesday.

“The partnership between Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), Trinity Church Wall Street and Hines has extended the remaining 72-year ownership interest in the Hudson Square portfolio in New York City to a 99-year term,” it said in a statement.

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Reuters: Five companies, including Equinor, bid to supply New York with offshore wind power

Five companies, including Norway’s Equinor, Denmark’s Orsted and France’s EDF have submitted bids to supply offshore wind power to the New York state, the companies said on Thursday.

New York state closed bidding on.ny.gov/2E54m5q on Thursday to provide 800-megawatts of offshore wind energy, a part of a plan develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030, and will choose a supplier in the spring.

Equinor is planning to build a wind park on 80,000 acres south of Long Island it won in a U.S. federal auction in 2016, with potential total capacity of up to 2,000 MW, in push to diversify its investments away from oil and gas.

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