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Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul, NYCEDC, Equinor, SSBMT Announce Start of Construction to Transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Port

Posted on June 12, 2024

City’s First Offshore Wind Transmission Connection and Port in Sunset Park to Become Staging Hub for 54-Turbine Empire Wind 1 Project, Will Deliver 810 Megawatts of Renewable Electricity to City

Project Advances Green Transition to Renewable Energy, Bolstering City’s National Leadership in Offshore Wind Industry

Will Create Thousands of New ‘Green-Collar’ Jobs in Coming Years, Continue to Develop New York’s “Harbor of the Future,” Advances Progress Towards State’s CLCPA Offshore Wind Goal of 9,000 Megawatts by 2035

Effort Builds on Mayor Adams’ “Spring Jobs Sprint” to Advance Opportunities for Thousands of Jobs

NEW YORK, NY—New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO Andrew Kimball, Equinor Wind US President Molly Morris, and the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, L.P. (SSBMT) today announced the start of construction of what will be the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind port at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The project will accelerate the clean energy transition, make New York City synonymous with offshore wind, advance progress toward the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goal to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035, and create a new industry with thousands of ‘green-collar’ jobs on site and in the supply chain. SBMT—a historic home for New York City’s working waterfront—is a 73-acre site that will serve as a cutting-edge facility for offshore wind operations. It will also serve as the operations and maintenance hub for Empire Wind 1, a large offshore wind project, the first phase of which will deliver 810 megawatts of renewable energy to New York—enough to power 500,000 homes. Additionally, SBMT will host an onshore substation to connect electricity from the offshore wind turbines into New York City’s’ electricity grid at the Gowanus Substation in Brooklyn.

Mayor Adams first announced an agreement between NYCEDC, Equinor, and SSBMT (a partnership between Industry City and the Red Hook Container Terminal) to transform SBMT into one of the largest offshore wind port facilities in the nation in March 2022. Today’s announcement builds on Mayor Adams’ efforts to develop a “Harbor of the Future,” a multifaceted initiative, and the “Green Economy Action Plan”—both announced by Mayor Adams in his 2024 State of the City address to reimagine New York City’s waterfront and fuel 21st-century growth and innovation. The announcement also builds on Governor Hochul’s commitment to unlocking economic potential on New York state land, building strong community anchors, and creating good-paying jobs of the future. SBMT will also be a low-emissions facility with solar power and electric vehicle charging stations onsite. The port will provide onshore power and charging for the Empire Wind Service Operations Vessel, the first plug-in hybrid vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry. Construction on the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

“Today, we are powering up New York’s clean energy economy and creating more than 1,000 union jobs for working-class New Yorkers as we break ground on the largest dedicated offshore wind port in the nation at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal,” said Mayor Adams. “In addition to creating jobs and economic growth, this offshore wind project will significantly reduce our carbon footprint and ensure our city meets our climate goals of 100-percent clean electricity by 2040 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Together with our recent acquisition of the Brooklyn Marine Terminal in nearby Red Hook, we are well on our way to reimagining Brooklyn’s working waterfront for the 21st century, powered by the green economy and through our ‘Green Economy Action Plan’ that will help create jobs and opportunity for generations to come.”

“We are taking a large step forward in our commitment to build a sustainable future and foster economic growth,” said Governor Hochul. “With the groundbreaking of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, New York is fueling the redevelopment of the Brooklyn waterfront, bringing important investments to our communities, creating good-paying jobs, and building the model for the offshore wind industry that the rest of the nation can follow.”

“Today’s groundbreaking at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is a defining moment for Empire Wind 1 and for the long-term renewable energy ambitions of New York State and beyond,” said Molly Morris, president, Equinor Renewables Americas. “We are proud to restore this historic working waterfront in Brooklyn and grateful for the shared commitment to offshore wind shown by this community and by city, state and federal leaders who made this milestone possible. This construction will result in union jobs and local economic benefits while supporting a project that will deliver homegrown power to New Yorkers and position the state as a leader in the advancing offshore wind industry.”

“Today’s groundbreaking at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is monumental for New York. This project will build an offshore wind port and an operations and maintenance facility in Brooklyn and create a new renewable energy industry—and the local supply chain and workforce to grow it—in New York’s ‘Harbor of the Future,’” said Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic Development, and Workforce Maria Torres-Springer. “I want to congratulate Equinor and our state partners, thank the team at NYCEDC, and I look forward to seeing the offshore wind industry expand in New York City to power a just transition, create thousands of ‘green-collar’ jobs, and deliver clean power to millions of New Yorkers.”

“Our city is in the crosshairs of climate change; we must be at the forefront with innovative solutions,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi. “Standing up the offshore wind industry isn’t easy, but it is essential—delivering good green jobs and clean energy for a lower-emissions future. This is real, concrete progress for a better city and a better world. My deepest thanks to the many experts and advocates across the private sector and our city and state governments who have gotten us to this moment.”

“The redevelopment of the long-underutilized South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into one of the nation’s largest offshore wind ports is a transformative step forward in the implementation of the Adams Administration’s Green Economy Action Plan and toward a cleaner, greener future for all New Yorkers,” said NYCEDC President and CEO Andrew Kimball. “Thanks to a strong public-private partnership between NYCEDC, offshore wind developer Equinor, SSBMT, and the local community, this project will provide 500,000 New York City homes with green power, create thousands of jobs and procurement opportunities with a focus on Sunset Park, an environmental justice community. SBMT will also become the city’s most visible physical manifestation of its transition to the green economy as every day literally millions of New Yorkers and visitors will witness the staging and deployment of massive offshore wind component parts.”

“This nation-leading offshore wind port being built at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal demonstrates New York City’s commitment to transition its fossil fuel dependent electric grid to 100 percent clean energy by 2040 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,” said New York City Chief Climate Officer Rohit T. Aggarwala. “The community-led, green revitalization of this industrial waterfront site into a major offshore wind production hub will deliver renewable, sustainable energy directly into the power grid, create thousands of ‘green-collar’ jobs, significantly reduce our carbon footprint, and usher in a cleaner, healthier future for the Sunset Park community.”

“Due to polluting infrastructure and heavy truck traffic, some of the most harmful types of air pollution are higher on average in Sunset Park than the rest of Brooklyn and New York City,” said Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice Executive Director Elijah Hutchinson. “The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal’s transformation into an offshore wind hub—a community-driven idea—is the essence of a clean and just transition. This nation-leading offshore wind project will deliver 810 megawatts of renewable energy directly into the New York state power grid, help meet the state’s goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2040 and create thousands of ‘green-collar’ jobs.”

“The construction of this offshore wind port will provide New York City with a source of renewable energy while creating many good paying ‘green-collar’ jobs for the local community, which has experienced a disproportionate environmental burden and a lack of investment for far too long,” said Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development Executive Director Abby Jo Sigal. “By embedding critical workforce development tools—such as project labor agreements, green collar apprenticeships, training opportunities, and career connected learning for our youth—this investment will build onramps to economic mobility and a more inclusive economy for New Yorkers.”

“Today marks another monumental step in the transition away from fossil fuels through New York state’s commitment to delivering clean offshore wind power,” said New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) President and CEO Doreen M. Harris. “The modernization and expansion of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is a gamechanger for the offshore wind industry, not only in New York, but in the U.S. I congratulate Equinor and SBMT as this facility is now officially on its way to becoming the largest dedicated offshore wind port in the United States.”

“Today’s groundbreaking at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is a big step forward towards achieving New York’s clean energy future,” said Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Hope Knight. “This project will create good-paying jobs and boost the economy, attracting further investment in New York City while securing clean, renewable energy for New Yorkers.”

In September 2021, the city and NYCEDC unveiled a 15-year, $191 million Offshore Wind Vision Plan to make New York a leading destination for the industry. To deliver on that vision, early in his administration, in March 2022, Mayor Adams announced the agreement between NYCEDC, Equinor, and SSBMT. As part of that deal, SBMT will be upgraded and the terminal will be built out as Empire Wind 1’s long-term operations and maintenance base, which will include a control room that measures turbine data and monitors the project around-the-clock. Empire Wind 1 will be the first offshore wind farm to connect directly to New York City’s power grid.

Over the last year, tremendous progress has been made to establish New York City as the nation’s primary offshore wind hub. The offshore wind industry in New York City will create up to 13,000 jobs by 2035. SBMT alone will create more than 1,000 union jobs during the construction phase, 200 assembly jobs, and 50 permanent positions.

Last week, NYSERDA and Equinor finalized a new contract for Empire Wind 1 that provides a range of economic benefits to support economic development in New York City and across the state. Investments include increased funding for workforce and community development, with significant investments already underway in Sunset Park’s new Offshore Wind Learning Center, as well as in the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub and the Offshore Wind Ecosystem Fund.

Increasing Equity in Contracting Opportunities

New York City’s Offshore Wind Vision plan has led with equity to not only reach its nation-leading climate goals but ensure that this rapidly-growing industry is an opportunity for all New Yorkers—particularly those who have been historically left behind or harmed by previous energy investments:

  • The city and Equinor are committed to a nation-leading goal of 30 percent minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) utilization. To date, Equinor has awarded more than 25 percent of the project opportunities to M/WBEs. NYCEDC, Equinor, and Empire Wind 1 construction manager Skanska remain committed to implementing additional strategies to support and engage more M/WBEs in the coming phases.
  • In 2023, NYCEDC launched the Waterfront Pathways Program to counter documented disparities in public procurement by increasing opportunities for minority-, women-, and disadvantaged-owned business enterprises in the offshore wind and waterfront industries. Graduate firms from the first two cohorts of the program have won 25 NYCEDC contract awards for a total value of $2.6 million. Participant firms have also experienced a 4 percent increase in personnel count, as well as an overall business revenue growth of 10 percent.

Workforce Development and Career Pipeline

Over the last two years, New York City has made immense progress to prepare local workers and create opportunities for New Yorkers from all backgrounds and businesses to seize upon the economic opportunities that will be created by these infrastructure investments, including by supporting pathways to unionized jobs through pre-apprenticeship programs. Initial investments from the city and Equinor include:

  • In March 2024, Empire Wind and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vicinity announced the signing of a project labor agreement for the construction of SBMT, which establishes working standards, industry-leading safety practices, and equity in the construction of the terminal—creating over 1,000 union construction jobs and apprenticeships in local New York communities, as well as thousands of indirect jobs in manufacturing, shipping, and logistics. The project labor agreement prioritizes hiring hyperlocal union members from the Sunset Park community, and secondarily, union members from New York City.
  • The launch of the Offshore Wind Ecosystem Fund, a $5 million clean energy community grant program designed to support sustainable growth, workforce development, empowerment of underserved communities, and climate justice in the city’s emerging offshore wind ecosystem.
  • New York Harbor School graduates are now being trained by Edison Chouest, Equinor’s OSW Operations and Maintenance vessel operator that will be based at SBMT, giving those students skills and pathways to careers at SBMT.
  • The Workforce1 Industrial Transportation Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal will help New Yorkers enroll in an Apprentice Readiness Collective pre-apprenticeship program to put them on the path towards family sustaining union jobs so they can find work on future offshore wind and renewable energy infrastructure projects.
  • In 2024, Kingsborough Brooklyn Community College began to offer workforce programs to students interested in entering the offshore wind industry, including maritime career and welding training.
  • Mayor Adams previously pledged $10 million to The City University of New York for capital costs associated with workforce development programs across associated campuses, including $3 million invested in Kingsborough Brooklyn Community College for a maritime workforce training facility and upgrades to a hybrid maritime vessel.
  • In April, NYCEDC hosted the fifth annual Offshore Wind and Maritime Career Awareness Fair, where 100 industry representatives and volunteers participated and over 500 high schoolers learned more about the developing maritime-oriented green energy sector.

As the city reaches a new private-sector jobs high, with the lowest unemployment since August 2022 and the lowest Black unemployment since before the pandemic, Mayor Adams has kicked off a “Spring Jobs Sprint” to advance opportunities for thousands of new jobs over the coming weeks. To push this Spring Jobs Sprint forward and build the Harbor of the Future, last month, Mayor Adams was joined by Governor Hochul and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to announce an agreement to transform the Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a modern maritime port and vibrant mixed-use community hub, with the potential to create thousands of jobs. The project also builds on generational and forward-looking projects across all five boroughs that Mayor Adams has advanced over the past two years, including Willets Point in Queens, the New York Climate Exchange on Governors IslandKingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, the SPARC Kips Bay life sciences hub in Manhattan, the North Shore Action Plan, among others.

Sunset Park in South Brooklyn is poised to be an emerging hub for climate innovation. The waterfront district has extensive industrial infrastructure, a diverse array of tenants and uses, and connection to major transportation networks. NYCEDC’s primary assets in Sunset Park include the Brooklyn Army Terminal, SBMT, and the Made in New York Campus. Each of these assets provides unique opportunities for innovation and business development, and they support a just transition to decarbonize New York City’s economy.

“The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is critically important to New York City, our state, and nation as we strive to achieve 30 gigawatts of offshore wind electricity generation by 2030,” said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Today, we celebrate a major step in reaching our clean energy goal as we break ground to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into the nation’s premier offshore wind port.”

“The future of offshore wind in America is right here in Brooklyn,” said U.S. RepresentativeDan Goldman. “I’m honored to stand alongside Mayor Adams, NYSERDA, and Equinor as we break ground on the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, which will serve as the largest offshore wind staging and maintenance port in the nation and connect offshore wind power to over 500,000 homes across New York City. The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal and the Empire Wind 1 wind farm are a testament to what we can achieve when government and industry come together to realize the future of American green energy.”

“I have been a passionate advocate and supporter of the Port of New York and New Jersey for over 40 years, and the start of construction today by Equinor to build the nation’s largest offshore wind port is important step in the redevelopment of the Brooklyn waterfront,” said U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler. “A reactivated South Brooklyn Marine Terminal brings good manufacturing jobs to Brooklyn, while advancing our green energy goals. It is imperative that we maintain port operations along the entire Brooklyn waterfront, both at the SBMT and the Red Hook Container Terminal a few miles away. I have long fought for the redevelopment of the SBMT back into an active maritime facility and the start of construction today should be just the beginning of a future larger port in Brooklyn. Today’s announcement is an example of how New York City can lead the way to a brighter and greener future by building America’s first offshore wind production hub right here at SBMT.”

“The transformation of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into the country’s largest offshore wind port represents an incredible opportunity for our communities, our state and our world,” said New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes. “As state senator representing communities and businesses along the Brooklyn waterfront, I know how critical it is to build a sustainable future that not only protects our communities from harm but gives them opportunities to thrive in a green future that works for all of us. With the Empire 1 offshore wind project, we chart a path toward that future. The project will bring clean energy, jobs, and millions of dollars in investment to Sunset Park and Red Hook and is a major step in transitioning New York to the energy system we need and deserve.”

“This is an important day for all New Yorkers. Renewable energy means new jobs, cleaner air and a healthier environment,” said New York State Senator Peter Harckham. “As Environmental Conservation Committee Chair, I congratulate Equinor on breaking ground on new offshore wind generation that is essential to a clean energy future that benefits all of us.”

“In the wake of ongoing challenges, the grand groundbreaking of New York City Economic Development Corporation and Equinor Wind’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal for offshore wind stands as a beacon of hope for Sunset Park and surrounding communities,” said New York State Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes. “Amidst the specter of speculative investments and the threat of displacement, this project emerges as a testament to resilience and community-driven progress. We must continue to remind ourselves of the responsibility we have to ensure that this project serves the working-class residents of Sunset Park, Red Hook, and beyond. Organizations like UPROSE, led by Elizabeth Yeampierre, have long championed this cause, alongside the dedicated efforts of Congressmember Dan Goldman, like his predecessors before him, Congressmembers Nydia Velázquez and Jerry Nadler. However, as rising living costs and uncertainty hang in the balance, it’s clear that our fight for affordability and inclusivity continues. Let this moment not only celebrate progress but also galvanize our resolve to safeguard the fabric of our communities.”

“New York is taking a historic step forward in fighting climate change by investing in New York City’s largest offshore wind port, right here in Brooklyn,” said New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. “This will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and help New York meet our aggressive goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This ambitious project will protect our planet for future generations and I’m grateful to the city and state for their leadership on this.”

“Brooklyn’s cleaner, greener future is finding home along our waterfront,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “Thank you to Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Equinor Wind for bringing the largest offshore wind port to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The green jobs and clean energy transition that this project intends to bring to Brooklyn will push our borough in the right economic and environmental direction.”

Today’s groundbreaking of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal marks a tremendous milestone for revitalizing the waterfront and committing to climate justice for District 38,” said New York City Councilmember Alexa Aviles. “I look forward to working alongside NYCEDC, SBMT, and Equinor to ensure we progress toward our clean energy goals and create offshore wind careers for New Yorkers and Brooklyn communities.”

“After decades of advocating to bring offshore wind to South Brooklyn, UPROSE is happy to see this climate justice victory progress in a community with a legacy of fossil fuel pollution & health disparities,” said Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director, UPROSE. “UPROSE and the Sunset Park community have long fought to preserve the industrial character of New York City’s largest industrial waterfront. Offshore wind is an opportunity to center racial justice and operationalize a true Just Transition by supporting the community-led vision for a Green Re-Industrialization and creating thousands of well-paying local green jobs.”

“Redeveloping the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will not only be a key component to the mobilization of New York’s offshore wind infrastructure but will also create thousands of family-sustaining union careers that will inject much-needed economic stimulus into our underserved communities,” said Gary LaBarbera, president, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. “Offshore wind is a crucial part of achieving the clean energy goals set out by the CLCPA and we are excited to break ground on yet another project that will boost our green economy and improve the lives of countless New Yorkers for generations to come. Our members are eager to play their role in completing this initiative and pursue the middle-class opportunities it provides them.”

“The start of construction on the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal project is a major step forward toward a successful clean energy transition and meeting our state’s ambitious climate goals,” said Vincent Alvarez, president, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “With more than 1,000 high quality, union construction jobs being created initially, the development of SBMT will provide skilled workers the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future while supporting their families and communities. We look forward to continuing to work toward the development of permanent jobs with strong labor standards here at SBMT and across the New York offshore wind industry.”

“The members of Local Union No. 3 are excited to play an important role in the redevelopment of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. This milestone for New York is yet another example of the progress that has been achieved towards our clean energy goals,” said Christopher Erikson, business manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 3. “The SBMT will serve as a critical component for Equinor and the offshore wind industry as this emerging energy sector transitions our city, state and nation on a path to a cleaner future fighting climate change and providing a brighter economic future to the surrounding communities in Brooklyn and New York. Thank you to all those that are making this possible, especially our Governor Kathy Hochul for leading the way.”

“Today’s groundbreaking marks a significant milestone in the work to build a state-of-the-art port facility that will play a vital role in providing New York with a source of sustainable and renewable energy,” said Richard Kennedy, executive vice president, Skansa, and president and CEO, Skanska USA. “We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute our expertise to a project that brings sustainable solutions to the communities we live and work in.”

“Through our team’s design, and commitments from Equinor, EDC, and the City and State of New York, the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn is set to become one of the largest offshore wind port facilities in the nation and will provide economic benefits to the local community, including jobs in the renewable energy sector,” said Chrissy Thom, senior vice president, Jacobs. “Jacobs is committed to the continued partnership with Equinor to construct and deliver the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, a model for offshore wind ports that supports clean energy and expands the nation’s offshore wind capabilities.”

“Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of this once in a lifetime transformation of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal from a port facility dormant for almost 40 years, into a new state of the art dedicated offshore wind port, a significant milestone for New York’s green energy future. This pivotal step will unlock thousands of jobs and move New York City to the forefront of the emerging offshore wind industry, while solidifying our commitment towards sustainability and economic growth,” said Michael Stamatis, president and CEO, Red Hook Container Terminal, LLC. “Today further demonstrates, the importance of the Brooklyn working waterfront and the need to preserve and modernize these facilities while investing in new facilities that will provide numerous benefits to the city, state, and local communities they serve. SSBMT is proud to be part of this collaborative effort between Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, NYCEDC and Equinor. We thank them for their tremendous leadership and commitment to developing SBMT, as we harness the power of innovation to secure a cleaner, more prosperous tomorrow for all New Yorkers.”

“We are excited to welcome Equinor to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal,” said Glen Siegal, Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal and Industry City. “It’s great to see the once under-utilized terminal transformed into a hub for clean energy innovation. Equinor’s partnership is pivotal for this groundbreaking project, and we’re honored to be part of it.”

“Waterfront Alliance is thrilled New York State is moving one step closer to meeting its own goals for renewable energy far into the future with the redevelopment of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into one of the nation’s major offshore wind ports,” said Cortney Koenig Worrall, president and CEO, Waterfront Alliance. We look forward to supporting this renewable energy redevelopment and others needed to bring about the unprecedented transformation of how we power cities and our entire nation’s energy supply.”

“Vestas congratulates the City and State of New York, Equinor, and NYCEDC on reaching this groundbreaking milestone in the continued transformation of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a world-class offshore wind hub,” said Amy McGinty, vice president, offshore wind customer project execution, Vestas North America. “As preferred turbine supplier for Empire Wind 1, Vestas is acutely focused on establishing a sustainable supply chain for long-term success and the groundbreaking of the SBMT drives the industry one step closer to putting turbines in the water and to supplying thousands of New York homes with clean energy.”

“Today’s groundbreaking at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal represents a significant contribution to New York State’s ambitious goal of renewable energy by 2035 and will help combat climate change in one of the nation’s most populated areas while fostering regional economic growth,” said Stephen Lyman, executive director, Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ. “South Brooklyn Marine Terminal not only will support the delivery of renewable energy, but also jobs, creating numerous career opportunities including maritime, organized labor, education, and workforce development programs for New Yorkers at the forefront of this blossoming industry.”

“Brooklyn is the home to innovation, so it is only appropriate that one of the largest offshore wind ports in the country would be located here,” said Randy Peers, president and CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you, Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams, for continuing to invest in Brooklyn and taking the lead on making New York greener. Construction of the wind port at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will bring thousands of jobs to Brooklyn, and once completed, allow for real renewable electricity.”

“This new offshore wind terminal is a lasting legacy that will advance our renewable energy transition. It’s exciting to witness such substantial progress in fighting climate change, breaking our addiction to fossil fuels and promoting cleaner, healthier air quality,” said Adrienne Esposito, executive director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment. “This terminal is a landmark and beacon of hope which is urgently needed to change the way we produce energy. We congratulate Governor Hochul, NYSERDA, Mayor Adams and Equinor for their leadership in making this project a reality.”

“The Offshore Wind Industry Advisory Council is proud to have contributed guidance towards making New York City a national leader in this transformative industry. The redevelopment of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal represents a monumental step forward,” said KC Sahl, national director of offshore wind, VHB and co-chair, Offshore Wind Advisory Council. “This project will drive sustainable economic growth, high-quality green jobs, and accelerate our transition to renewable energy sources—all while prioritizing equity and community benefits. The council looks forward to continuing to advise on developing offshore wind in an equitable and innovative manner that uplifts all New Yorkers.”

“The moment a project of this magnitude transitions from concept to reality is always one worthy of celebration,” said Kane Cuddy, president, BOND Civil & Utility. “Offshore wind is still an emerging industry here in the United States and we’re proud to bring our experience in the sector to the shores of New York City. This is perhaps one of the most important case studies to prove this technology can scale to support our diversifying grid nationwide, to be a part of that is an honor.”

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