New York City is on its way to becoming one of the country’s largest ports for offshore wind farm components. The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be improved to handle particularly large and specialised offshore wind turbine construction parts, according to Mayor Eric Adams. The newly improved facility will supply supplies to the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind offshore wind farm projects, both of which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island.
Equinor, a wind-development corporation, has been hired by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to complete the construction. Equinor said it will spend between $200 million and $250 million to update the port hub’s infrastructure. The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is part of a 15-year plan to make New York City a major hub for the offshore wind sector, which was unveiled in the fall of 2021. New York City estimated in September that the scheme would cost $191 million in total.
According to a statement released regarding the plan, the new port plans to hire 30 percent of its subcontractors from minority- and women-owned business enterprise contractors based in and registered with New York City or New York State. By 2030, New York State and New York City have committed to obtaining 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar.