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Skanska to turn a Brooklyn marine terminal into an offshore wind port

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Posted on April 29, 2024

Sweden-based construction giant Skanska has been awarded a $861 million contract to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major offshore wind hub. The company has signed the final award with SBMT Asset & LLC.

Skanska will turn the marine terminal into one of the largest dedicated offshore wind ports in the US. The company will also support Empire Wind, a proposed utility-scale offshore wind farm that is currently being developed by Equinor nearly 15 to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometers) off New York. Preconstruction began in January 2023 and construction activities covered by this award will extend into 2026, according to Skanska.

Low-emissions facility

The company said that it will leverage its civil infrastructure and building expertise to provide construction services for the low-emissions facility.

A new 85,000-square-foot operations and maintenance building with warehouse, office, and parking will be developed by Skanska to support the construction.

Point of interconnection

Following the transformation of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, the project will get and store offshore wind turbine components.
Proposed to be the operational and maintenance hub for Empire Wind 1, the offshore wind hub will act as the point of interconnection to integrate power from Empire Wind 1 to New York’s electricity grid at the Gowanus Substation in Brooklyn.

National model for renewable energy hubs

“We are proud to play a role in the transformation of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, which will transition a historic feature of Brooklyn’s waterfront into an industry-leading offshore wind port,” said Richard Kennedy, EVP, President, and CEO for Skanska in the U.S. “This project underscores Skanska’s commitment to building sustainable infrastructure, and this state-of-the-art facility will provide New York City with clean and alternative energy, as well as serve as a national model for renewable energy hubs.”

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be transformed into a central, scalable hub for the expanding East Coast offshore wind market, including as a port for future offshore wind developments.


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