The $125m Icebreaker offshore wind pilot project took a “major step forward” in obtaining approval at the state level, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) said Monday, after an Ohio regulator deemed the application “in compliance” and ready to be processed.

The 21MW Icebreaker project, which is on track to be the first offshore wind farm built in North America’s Great Lakes, hit a snag earlier this year when the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) said the state-level application lacked several pieces of information, sending it back to the developer.