Equinor has quickly become a leader in America’s growing offshore wind industry.  Today we have 3.3 GW of offshore wind capacity under development — enough to power nearly 2 million homes. We see even greater potential for the future development of renewables and offshore wind in the US.

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Equinor in New York

New York State has set one of the nation’s most ambitious goals for transitioning to renewable energy.  Equinor’s offshore wind projects are playing a significant role in that effort with an award to provide 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of power to the State.

Empire Wind

Equinor is developing Empire Wind 1 & 2 offshore New York, together with bp.

When completed, Empire Wind will deliver 2.1 GW of renewable energy to New York – enough to power more than 1 million New York homes. 


Beacon Wind

Equinor and bp are developing Beacon Wind in federal waters between Cape Cod and Long Island.

Beacon Wind 1 is on track to deliver 1.2 GW of renewable energy directly to New York City in the late 2020s. Beacon Wind 2 has the capacity to generate another 1.2 GW for consumers in the US Northeast.

Partnership with bp: Equinor and bp have formed a 50-50 strategic partnership for offshore wind in the United States. Empire Wind and Beacon Wind are being developed by Equinor and bp through this partnership. Equinor remains the operator for these developments, with each company owning 50% equity. Read more here.

Supplier engagement

Equinor’s suppliers help our projects succeed, creating value for our partners, customers and communities. Learn more about working with us.

Photo: Ron Larsen, Sea Risk Solutions.

Collaborating with communities

Equinor’s projects become part of the community.  Our community-based development model reflects our values—openness, courage, collaboration, and caring.

Equinor has always been committed to collaboration with commercial and recreational fishing communities—it’s part of our Norwegian heritage. Our priority is always to avoid or minimize impacts on fishing throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.

Economic development and investment

Offshore wind projects don’t just happen offshore. They create jobs, support communities, and benefit people’s lives throughout the region.

Stakeholder engagement

We work in partnership with government agencies, tribes, and a wide range of stakeholders to foster a continuous, respectful and informative dialogue throughout the development, construction and operation of our projects. 

Environmental sustainability

Equinor’s project teams are not only engineers.  They include geologists, marine biologists, oceanographers and others who focus on the natural habitat where we work. We study, survey and monitor the birds and marine life in our lease areas—and share those studies to help others learn too. 

About us

Equinor is a global leader in offshore wind and a broad energy company. Our purpose is to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society. We have been present in the US since 1987 and have become one of America’s largest offshore wind developers.

Partnership with bp

Equinor and bp have formed a 50-50 strategic partnership for offshore wind in the United States. Empire Wind and Beacon Wind are being developed by Equinor and bp through this partnership. Equinor is the operator for these developments, with each company owning 50% equity.