NYC to turn Brooklyn port into a hub for offshore wind farm construction



An artist rendering of the future South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, transformed into a major hub for wind turbine construction.

Artist rendering courtesy Equinor

A map showing the location of future wind turbines, the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects.

Map courtesy Equinor

An artist rendering of the future South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, equipped to handle the large component parts to make offshore wind turbines.

To do the work, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Equinor will train local members of the community.

“This site will be the launch of a whole new industry for New York City that will support 13,000 local jobs over time, generate $1.3 billion in average annual investment citywide, and significantly reduce our carbon footprint so that we can meet our climate goals of 100 percent clean electricity by 2040,” Adams said in a statement announcing the deal.

“This is a transformative moment for New York City and our clean energy future — a future of sustainable power, good-paying jobs, and climate justice,” Adams said.

The new port aims to grant 30% hire of its sub-contracts from minority- and women-owned business enterprise contractors based in and registered with New York City or New York State, according to a statement published about the plan.

New York State and New York City have pledged to get 70% of their electricity from renewables, such as wind and solar, by 2030.


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