As offshore wind’s big guns line up for New York's latest record-setting auction, the industry is eagerly awaiting a run-off between the state’s first movers and big-spending later arrivals.

New York’s round 3 solicitation for up to 4.6GW attracted over 100 bids from six developers, a new record for state-level procurement, and sees seabed snapped up in northeast US offshore wind's earlier years and acreage from 2022’s New York Bight leasing bonanza both in the mix.