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Ørsted and Eversource complete 132MW South Fork

RICHARD HEAP

March 15, 2024

Ørsted and Eversource Energy have completed construction work on their 12-turbine 132MW South Fork offshore wind farm off the coast of New York.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the completion of work yesterday on the project, which is the first utility-scale offshore wind farm to be completed in US waters.

She said: “With more projects in the pipeline, this is just the beginning of New York’s offshore wind future and I look forward to continued partnership with the Biden Administration and local leaders to build a clean and resilient energy grid.”

David Hardy, executive vice president and chief executive for the Americas at Ørsted, said: “From the first steel in the water to the final turbine, our hard-working offshore wind construction team has put South Fork Wind on the path to making American energy history. We’re incredibly proud of our dedicated project, permit and construction teams, and all those who have made this milestone possible. We’re thankful, too, for the tremendous leadership of the Biden and Hochul administrations, and for the steadfast support of the East Hampton community and beyond.”

Joe Nolan, chairman, president and chief executive at Eversource Energy, said: “Thanks to the local union workers and contractors who helped us build South Fork Wind’s transmission system and onshore substation, clean energy is flowing to the Long Island grid. Building South Fork Wind was a true regional effort and couldn’t have been realized without the support and investment in ports at ProvPort in Rhode Island and the New London State Pier in Connecticut.”

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