New name reflects importance of the SouthCoast—a pivotal region in the transformation to a clean energy future
BOSTON and FALL RIVER, MA – February 1, 2023—SouthCoast Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and Ocean Winds North America, is the new name for Mayflower Wind. This change better reflects the company’s commitment to the people, businesses and communities of the SouthCoast, all of whom will benefit from the growing offshore wind industry.
“We are proud to call the SouthCoast home and recognize the importance this area has to the success of our project,” said Francis Slingsby, CEO, SouthCoast Wind. “SouthCoast Wind remains steadfast in its commitment to being an integral community partner and investing in economic development, education and training.”
From Rhode Island’s Sakonnet River to Buzzard’s Bay and beyond, SouthCoast Wind will provide jobs and opportunity for all who wish to participate—while providing support to low-income communities throughout the SouthCoast region.
“The SouthCoast region is serving as a strong anchor for the offshore wind industry and today’s announcement serves to recognize SouthCoast Wind’s growing presence, along with their many partnerships and investments in our communities throughout our region,” said Senator Michael J. Rodrigues, D-Westport, 1st Bristol & Plymouth District. “Moving forward, I remain committed to continuing to work collaboratively with SouthCoast Wind, our communities, public higher education institutions, local businesses, and residents to further deepen our region’s thriving partnership with the growing offshore wind industry, ensuring we create and support opportunities that impact our SouthCoast region for many years to come.”
The company has grown significantly since its inception in 2019, leveraging its parent companies’ extensive experience in developing offshore wind projects across the globe. The joint venture is comprised of a diverse workforce of more than 80 employees dedicated to delivering a robust portfolio of offshore wind energy to New England.
SouthCoast Wind’s full offshore wind lease area has a capacity of 2,400 megawatts – enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes and businesses. The first 1,200 MW will connect to the electric grid at Brayton Point in Somerset, MA, the former home of the region’s largest coal plant. SouthCoast Wind also plans to connect to the regional electric grid at a second location in Falmouth, MA.
About SouthCoast Wind
SouthCoast Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and Ocean Winds North America, is developing an offshore wind lease area with the potential to supply 2,400 megawatts of low-cost clean energy to electricity customers in New England. SouthCoast Wind is committed to zero harm, innovation, and industry development, and investing in our local communities. For more information visit www.southcoastwind.com.