Skanska win $861m deal to turn South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into ‘wind port’

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Norwegian energy company Equinor has chosen Skanska for a $861m project to turn the 73-acre South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in New York into an “offshore wind port”.

The scope includes the demolition of buildings, dredging, the installation of a wharf and dock facilities, the construction of a staging area and an operations-and-maintenance building. These additions will allow the port to support the installation and running of the farm, and it will also allow it to integrate the power it generates into the city grid.

The project will support Empire Wind, a large wind farm currently being built some 30km off of New York’s coast.

Richard Kennedy, Skanska’s US president, said in a press release that the work would “transition a historic feature of Brooklyn’s waterfront into an industry-leading offshore wind port”.

He added: “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.”

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