Construction Begins at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal


Equinor has broken ground on construction at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), with the aim of transforming the port facility into an East Coast offshore wind hub. 

SBMT is expected to support Equinor’s first U.S. offshore wind project, the 810 MW Empire Wind 1.The 73 acre construction project will create a staging and pre-assembly site for the wind farm’s turbine components and will include an onshore substation connecting power to the Gowanus substation. SBMT will also be home to Empire Wind 1’s long-term O&M base.

“Today’s groundbreaking at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is a defining moment for Empire Wind 1 and for the long-term renewable energy ambitions of New York State and beyond,” says Molly Morris, president of Equinor Renewables Americas. 

“We are proud to restore this historic working waterfront in Brooklyn and grateful for the shared commitment to offshore wind shown by this community and by city, state and federal leaders who made this milestone possible. This construction will result in union jobs and local economic benefits while supporting a project that will deliver homegrown power to New Yorkers and position the state as a leader in the advancing offshore wind industry.”

SBMT is being redeveloped together with New York City Economic Development Corporation and terminal operator Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. SSBMT is a joint venture of Red Hook Terminals and Industry City.

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