The construction and operations plan (COP) for the South Fork offshore wind farm off the US state of New York has been given the go-ahead by the federal government, paving the way for the development of the country’s second commercial scale project at sea.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the agency under the US Department of the Interior charged with managing development on the outer continental shelf (OCS), issued its final approval for the 132MW project, being developed by a joint venture between Danish renewables giant Orsted and New England utility Eversource.