Construction and operation of the 132 MW South Fork Wind project, to be located 35 miles east of Montauk Point, New York, has been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Scheduled to be fully permitted by early 2022, project partners Ørsted and Eversource will soon initiate site preparation work and construction of the underground transmission line for New York’s first offshore wind farm.

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A 1,500 ton, 60 ft tall substation will be built by Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd., and offshore installation of the project’s monopile foundations and 11 MW Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines is expected to begin in summer 2023. Power generated by 12 wind turbines will supply about 70,000 New York homes with clean, offshore wind energy delivered via a single, 138 kV AC transmission line directly to the East Hampton substation.

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