We are happy to announce the completed installation of the first offshore wind turbine for South Fork Wind in New York’s offshore wind development program. Once completed the utility-scale wind farm in federal waters will provide 130-megawatts of offshore generated electricity to Long Island’s electrical grid. It will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 70,000 Long Island homes, eliminating up to six million tons of carbon emissions, or the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off the road annually over a 25-year period!
Long Island Power Authority Chief Executive Officer Thomas Falcone said, “Today marks a significant step in New York’s clean energy journey and implementing Governor Hochul's vision of a sustainable and resilient future for New Yorkers. The installation of New York's first offshore wind turbine represents concrete action transforming the Climate Act's target of 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035 into reality, and LIPA is proud to be supporting this project on behalf of our 1.2 million customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways."
At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we will continue to update you on the status of where and when these excellent construction and maritime job opportunities in the wind energy development field will occur. We will be there for the needs of labor if you or your loved one is injured, which can be disastrous to your family.