Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo selected the European wind farm giant Equinor to build the 816-megawatt offshore wind farm coming to the area. Equinor is considering leasing the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park for both the logistics and creation of the wind farm, which would create hundreds of jobs and offer valuable investments into the area in Brooklyn.
As a spokesman for the potential partnership said,
“The effort to bring hundreds of green manufacturing jobs to the Brooklyn waterfront through the reuse of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal as a staging ground for the offshore wind industry would be a major economic boost for the area. These are exactly the type of jobs that will ensure manufacturing and maritime uses will be in New York City for decades to come.”
Read more about Governor Cuomo’s important announcement a few days ago, which will give the state the largest pipeline of wind energy development in the country.