Ørsted has divested 50% of certain recently acquired offshore wind assets to leading New England utility Eversource for a purchase price of approx USD 225 million.
Since 2016, Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind project and with today’s announcement, we further strengthen our strategic 50-50 partnership in the North-East.
The divestment to Eversource includes the following New England offshore wind projects:
Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Offshore at Ørsted, says:
“More than ever, the US offshore wind market has great growth potential with several states committing to significant buildout volumes. I’m delighted to extend our strategic partnership with Eversource in the North-East and welcome them to our new offshore wind projects which will enable the joint venture to harvest synergies across the different New England projects. Combined, Ørsted’s world-leading track-record in offshore wind and Eversource’s strong regional footprint offers a powerful setup for developing offshore wind projects in New England.”
Lee Olivier, Eversource Executive Vice President for Enterprise Energy Strategy and Business Development, says:
"Ørsted continuously proves itself as a leader in the industry it helped to create, and this is recognized in the United States with their Revolution Wind and South Fork Projects. We are excited to grow our partnership with Ørsted, and we look forward to working with the local communities where these projects exist, where we will honor all existing commitments and work collaboratively to deliver a clean energy transformation to homes and businesses throughout the region.”
The information provided in this announcement does not change Ørsted’s previous financial guidance for the financial year of 2019 or the announced expected investment level for 2019.
Ørsted | orsted.com
Eversource | http://www.eversource.com