Danish shipping giant Maersk added to the project line-up for its new-build wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) in a US offshore market grappling with potential maritime law obstacles as it prepares for an impending construction boom.

Maersk secured a contract for the 1.2GW Beacon Wind project being developed by an Equinor-BP joint venture in federal waters 60 miles (100km) east of Long Island, New York.

The deal is a “direct continuation” of an earlier agreement with the Equinor-led JV for the 2.1GW