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GE Bond consortium awarded contract to build high voltage electrical systems for Empire Offshore Wind 1A specially formed consortium between GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and New York-based Bond Civil & Utility Construction has announced it has been awarded an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contract from  Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, to supply a digital onshore substation for Empire Wind 1.
The consortium led by GE’s Grid Solutions will be responsible for delivering the onshore substation and interconnection cable in Brooklyn, New York City, on an EPC basis, as well as designing and supplying the high-voltage electrical systems for the offshore substation.
GE will provide the connection and power balance needed between the offshore wind farm and the point of interconnection to the NY electrical grid. Bond Civil & Utility will be responsible for all aspects of construction of the onshore substation and interconnection cable, site restoration, and high voltage electric equipment installation for the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) substation. Development of the onshore and offshore substations will start this year, with construction expected to begin during the second half of 2023.
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