EDF wins a major contract in the United States

Allied to the Shell oil company, the electrician will build a 1.5 gigawatt field off the coast of New Jersey.

In the frantic race for renewable energies, EDF has just scored a point. Allied to the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell, the French electrician has won a call for tenders for the construction and operation of a 1.5 GW offshore wind farm (one and a half nuclear reactor) on the American east coast , off New Jersey. It is the third largest project of its kind in the United States.

Democratic President Joe Biden has set a target of 30 GW of offshore wind turbines installed by 2030. The United States does not yet have a developed infrastructure to carry out these projects. The Democratic Administration therefore plans to invest $ 12 billion per year in new factories and boats for installation and maintenance. “Until now, the United States had lagged far behind Europe in terms of marine energy”, recalls the specialized American site Axios. The future EDF and Shell wind farm is located between 15 and 30 km from the coast, off Atlantic City.

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