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Sunrise Wind Wins Bid for Large-Scale New York Offshore Wind Farm

Power News - Published on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Governor Andrew M Cuomo announced the state has selected Sunrise Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, to negotiate an Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate agreement for an 880 MW offshore wind farm. This project along with the state’s other offshore wind project selected represents the largest commitment to offshore wind in the US.

Sunrise Wind will support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s bold and ambitious climate and clean energy goals which he signed into law today. The project is expected to support approximately 800 jobs through the project’s development, construction and operation and will supply more than half a million New York homes with offshore wind power. Sunrise Wind will also enter negotiations with New York State contractors and trade labor organizations on a Project Labor Agreement to cover construction activities for the Sunrise Wind project, and is committed to paying prevailing wages.

In addition to powering homes and businesses across New York, Sunrise Wind will bring strong investment to Suffolk County, Long Island. Ørsted and Eversource have committed to investing USD 10 million to create a National Workforce Training Center in partnership with Suffolk County Community College and leading labor unions. This investment will further the goals of New York’s National Offshore Wind Training Institute and Community and Workforce Benefits Fund. The two companies have also announced a plan to construct a new Operation and Maintenance Hub in the greater Port Jefferson area, which would include dockage for a 250-foot service operation vessel, with a warehouse and office facility to be located in the vicinity. Construction and operation of the O&M Hub is expected to create over 100 new fulltime jobs in the state.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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