South Fork Wind, New York's inaugural offshore wind farm developed by Ørsted, has reached a significant milestone known as "steel in the water." This achievement was marked by the successful installation of the project's first monopile foundation.
In the coming days, the project will proceed with the installation of its offshore substation, which is manufactured in the United States. This crucial step officially initiates the wind turbine installation phase, representing the final stage of construction for the 130MW South Fork Wind project, consisting of twelf 11MW Siemens Gamesa turbines.
As the summer and fall progress, the construction activities at the project site, located approximately 35 miles east of Montauk, N.Y., will be in full swing. A variety of vessels, including construction and transport barges, tugboats, crew vessels, and specialized observer monitoring vessels, will be active at the offshore construction site. To transport and install the foundations, the offshore installation vessel named Bokalift 2, owned by Boskalis, will be utilized.