Published: 26 August 2021 26 August 2021
Offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource have announced the commencement of the first American-built offshore wind substation, which will be deployed at the developers’ South Fork Wind project serving New York’s Long Island.
Ørsted and Eversource have selected Kiewit Offshore Services to design and build the substation for the 132MW South Fork Wind project. The 1,500-ton, 60-foot-tall substation will be built at Kiewit’s facility in Ingleside, Texas, near Corpus Christi. Kiewit expects to begin construction on the substation in November and complete the work by spring 2023, before transiting the substation across the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast for installation at the South Fork Wind site in the summer of 2023.
South Fork Wind continues to advance steadily through the federal permitting process, with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issuing the project’s final Environmental Impact Statement on August 16. South Fork Wind remains on-track to be fully permitted in early 2022, with construction activities ramping up soon after and the project producing clean energy by the end of 2023.