Swedish contractor Skanska has won a construction management deal to build an offshore wind hub, which will be connected to two wind farms.
Two offshore wind farms, Empire Wind and Beacon Wind, will be located off the coast of Long Island through a partnership between offshore energy company Equinor Renewables and gas giant BP.
The two wind farms will generate up to 3.3GW of power, enough to supply 2 million homes.
Skanska’s work on the project includes upgrading South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), which will serve as the farms’ operations and maintenance base.
Molly Morris, Equinor Wind’s US president, said: “SBMT will play an integral role in powering New York homes with offshore wind energy while restoring the working waterfront of Sunset Park and creating renewable energy career opportunities.
“We will collaborate in seeking to lower emissions from construction and bringing communities as well as minority and women owned-business enterprises into the supply chain.”
New York’s first commercial-scale wind turbine was installed at the Sims Municipal Recycling facility (pictured) at SBMT in 2015.
Skanska’s initial scope of work involves providing pre-construction services. Work is expected to begin next year.