Powering Massachusetts’ Energy Future

A Shell and Ocean Winds Joint Venture


Mayflower Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Ocean Winds. We are backed by two world-leading energy companies with deep experience and capability in working alongside communities and managing the complexities of offshore and onshore energy development projects.

Mayflower Wind is developing a federal offshore lease area— located over 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket— that has the potential to generate over 1,600 megawatts (MW) of low-cost clean energy, or enough to power over half a million homes. We expect to deliver clean energy from the project by the mid-2020s.

At Mayflower Wind, we are committed to safety first and safety always, innovation and industry development, and investing in our local communities.

We are committed to doing things right.

That means being a trusted, responsible, dependable partner to all the communities we’re fortunate to work and operate in. 

That means not just “giving back,” but collaborating with our local and regional partners to seed jobs, benefits, and innovation for years to come.  

That means deploying the most effective and innovative technology and making the best decisions for today and tomorrow.  

That means supporting Massachusetts’s vision to become a national hub for the offshore wind industry and regional efforts to sustain a blue economy cluster of ocean-related industries and research institutions.