Equinor ASA clinched a contract to supply offshore wind energy to New York state from two projects it is developing off Long Island, state and company officials said on Jan. 13.

The agreement with Norway-based Equinor represented the largest single procurement of renewable energy by a U.S. state so far, according to a statement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. Further, the deal, which includes upgrades to two New York ports, is set to position the Empire State as an offshore wind industry hub.

Equinor, well known as an oil and gas firm, is working to transform itself into a broad energy company largely in response to growing pressure from activists, banks, investors and some governments to shift away from fossil fuels.

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