Work starts on New York’s first offshore wind project

Leaders celebrate the groundbreaking of South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm (Courty: South Fork Wind).

Construction is underway for New York’s first offshore wind farm.

South Fork Wind is being jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversource, and is expected to come online in 2023.

Doreen M.Harris, president and chief executive officer of the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority NYSERDA, said that the project positions New York as a leader in offshore wind development. She stated that it would create a strong supply chain for future projects.

Harris stated that “We are strengthening New York State’s clean energy vision.”

New York’s goal for offshore wind development is 9 GW by 2035. New York Governor. Kathy Hochul announced in January that the state would invest $500 Million to create manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure for offshore winds.

South Fork Wind Farm is a 132 MW project to be sited 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The project is approved to install 12 or fewer wind turbines and is expected to use Siemens-Gamesa’s 11 MW turbines. Kiewit Offshore Services won a contract to will design and build the project’s substation.

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