Magellan Wind, the US offshore wind developer that has the backing of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), is looking at developing projects in the Great Lakes.

Last year Magellan announced a joint development partnership with CIP – a major investor in offshore wind in Europe, the US and Asia – to advance an early-stage portfolio of floating offshore wind farms off the California coast and “other areas of the United States”.

One of those other areas under consideration is the freshwater Great Lakes, reveals Dan Reicher, one of two senior advisors supporting the company alongside former Siemens chief technology officer Henrik Stiesdal.