Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in October the largest, single offshore wind supply chain contract award in New York State to support the State’s Sunrise Wind offshore wind project. Ørsted and Eversource, Sunrise Wind’s joint development partners, signed a $86 million supply chain contract with Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. to construct advanced foundation components for wind turbines at the Port of Coeymans, bringing construction and steel manufacturing work to New York companies located in the Capital Region and Western New York, and creating 230 family-sustaining jobs. Additionally, the State will offer its next offshore wind solicitation in early 2022 targeting significant port infrastructure and supply chain investment to further maximize the long-term economic benefits of this burgeoning industry. The announcement supports New York State’s nation-leading goal to develop at least 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.
“This new partnership for New York’s Sunrise Wind project will infuse $86 million into New York’s economy which directly benefits New York companies and creates quality construction and manufacturing jobs in local communities,” said Gov. Hochul. “We are going to be bold in how we achieve our climate goals and with our upcoming early 2022 offshore wind solicitation, New York will again demonstrate its national leadership in the acceleration to a green economy.”
David Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted Offshore North America, said, “We’re building a domestic supply chain and establishing a long-lasting industry that will be key to achieving the nation’s green energy and economic goals. We’re delivering on our commitment to bring thousands of new, union jobs to New York by partnering with regional suppliers and locating Sunrise Wind’s construction hub in the Capital Region, which provides access to a skilled workforce and a reliable port for transit needs.”