Jacobs has been selected by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, to redevelop New York’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT)
South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) will support the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind offshore wind farms off the coast of Long Island and serve as an operations and maintenance base and staging and assembly port for wind turbine installation.
The redevelopment will transform more than 70 acres of underutilised property into a vibrant, working waterfront.
Largest offshore wind port facilities
Expected to be one of the largest offshore wind port facilities in the nation, the site will contribute to reducing carbon emissions and providing clean energy to more than two million homes. It will also provide direct economic benefits to the local community, including jobs in the renewable energy sector.
The design services contract includes oversight for the modification of existing bulkheads to strengthen and accommodate heavy lift operations, upland site redevelopment, coordination with ongoing remediation efforts, dredging, a new green operations and maintenance facility, new docking facilities for crew transfer and service operation vessels, utility upgrade, permitting and construction support.
‘Accelerate clean energy options through development of the SBMT’
Jacobs Buildings & Infrastructure Americas North Region Senior Vice President Gary Morris, said: “Designing infrastructure to revitalise communities and help meet our future sustainability goals is at the core of our purpose.
“We share the mission of New York City and State to meet critical climate adaptation needs and to accelerate clean energy options through the development of the SBMT.”
‘Agreement to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal…moving forward with this next step in realising our offshore wind hub vision’
Acting Vice President Empire Wind and Beacon Wind, Equinor Renewables U.S. Teddy Muhlfelder, said: “Following our recently announced agreement to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, Equinor and bp are moving forward with this next step in realising our offshore wind hub vision.
“The contract award will bring direct jobs to the local community, leaning on Jacobs’ expertise to advance these vital port facilities to support Empire Wind, Beacon Wind and the wider offshore wind industry.”
Engineering and design began in March 2022 and construction is anticipated to start during the second half of 2023.