The New York City Public Design Commission (PDC) has approved Equinor’s design for the offshore wind operations and maintenance building to be constructed at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). Construction at the port is expected to begin in spring 2024.
SBMT will serve as the operations and maintenance (O&M) hub for the 810MW Empire Wind 1 and will be the site of the project’s onshore substation. SBMT is being redeveloped together with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and terminal operator Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT), which is a joint venture of Red Hook Terminals and Industry City. Empire Wind is located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island and spans 80,000 acres, with water depths ranging between approximately 75 and 135 feet.