New York City Mayor Eric Adams and energy executives in Brooklyn went to the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park to reveal a Brooklyn offshore wind that offers renewable energy and 13,000 jobs.
Adams said once completed the new offshore wind energy production hub that will bolster the city’s mission to generate 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.
Adams added that offshore wind energy hub is also expected to produce wind energy turbines for installation off the coast of Long Island.
“This is a transformative moment. New York City is moving toward a clean future and a future of sustainable power and good-paying jobs for local residents,” Adams said.
He said the hub will be operated and built by energy giants Equinor and BP, with funding and assistance from the New York City and State Development Corporations.
He added that the engines built in Sunset Park will be shipped out to the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind farms off of Long Island’s southern coast.
Moreover, Adams said the hub will also boost the local economy since the project will generate 13,000 new jobs over time as well as $1.3 billion in average annual investment citywide.
“That is so important to highlight because far too often we watch the transformative moments take place in our city, and we leave behind far too many people,” he said.