U.S. gets unsolicited proposal for 400-MW floating wind energy in Hawaii

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U.S. gets unsolicited proposal for 400-MW floating wind energy in Hawaii

The USA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has recently received an unsolicited lease request for an offshore wind development project off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, from Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind Inc.

This is the third Unsolicited Lease Requests for a floating wind project off the coast of Oahu after two previous applications submitted by AW Hawaii Wind LLC, which proposed the AWH Northwest and AWH South projects in March.

Each project comprises an offshore floating wind farm with a capacity around 400 MW. The the energy would be transmitted to Oahu via undersea cables.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has confirmed that Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind Inc is legally, technically and financially qualified to pursue the lease. Additionally, it has announced that the next step is to publish a Call for Information and Nominations to initiate the competitive planning and leasing process.

See the site of the three Unsolicited Lease Requests:

http://www.boem.gov/Hawaii-All-Projects/

See the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management wind energy commercial leasing process:

http://www.boem.gov/Commercial-Leasing-Process-Fact-Sheet/

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