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Supply Chain, Workforce, Economic Development

Creating Economic Opportunities in New York and Attracting Industry

Offshore wind is more than an emerging cornerstone of New York State’s pathway to a clean energy future. It is a burgeoning high-tech industry that will bring billions of dollars of investment and create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers in a range of sectors including manufacturing, installation, operations and maintenance, and project development. With a nation-leading commitment to developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, a central location between Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, core manufacturing competencies, pioneering education and labor institutions, and a veteran workforce, New York is ideally positioned to be the long-term hub of the U.S. offshore wind industry.

NYSERDA is facilitating collaboration between state agencies, labor organizations, academia, local businesses, and the global offshore wind industry to cultivate a New York-centered U.S. supply chain and develop clear pathways to well-paying, long-term careers in the offshore wind industry.

NYSERDA leads a Jobs and Supply Chain Technical Working Group comprised of representatives from key stakeholder groups. For more information, see our Technical Working Groups (TWGs) webpage.

How New York is Attracting an Industry

Governor Hochul announced a nation-leading $500 million investment proposal for offshore wind ports, manufacturing, and supply chain infrastructure in her 2022 State of the State address.

This funding further solidifies New York’s national leadership in offshore wind development and strengthens the State’s unmatched commitment to the burgeoning industry and to the cultivation of a long-term domestic supply chain. NYSERDA plans to distribute the available funding in phases to help attract and catalyze additional private funds for further development of the industry. For more information, see the $500 million Supply Chain Investment webpage. 

Port Infrastructure 

Due to the scale of offshore wind technology, waterfront facilities are generally required to manufacture and handle primary components. Infrastructure requirements vary significantly depending on the end-use of a particular facility, whether it be to support operations and maintenance, manufacturing, staging and assembly, or other activities. As the U.S. offshore wind supply chain matures, port facilities are being developed or refurbished to support the industry. New York State benefits from a diverse array of existing port infrastructure, from Long Island to New York City and up the Hudson River. NYSERDA is working closely with stakeholders across the State to advance offshore wind port infrastructure.

Currently, developers have selected 5 ports to service the New York and U.S. offshore wind industry:

  • Port of Albany – Offshore wind manufacturing facility
  • Port of Coeymans – Advanced foundation components manufacturing (secondary steel)
  • South Brooklyn Marine Terminal – State-of-the-art staging and marshalling facility and Equinor Operations & Maintenance hub and harbor (dockage for Service Operations and Crew Transfer Vessels)
  • Port Jefferson & East Setauket – Ørsted and Eversource regional Operations & Maintenance hub  and harbor (dockage for Service Operations Vessel)
  • Montauk Harbor – Ørsted and Eversource Operations & Maintenance for South Fork Wind Farm (dockage for Crew Transfer Vessel)

Supply Chain Partners

In addition to the initiatives of NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program, our partners are actively working to make New York an attractive market for the offshore wind industry.


Going Further

  • Offshore wind turbine workers inside of turbine

    Workforce Development

    Preparing New Yorkers for careers in the offshore wind industry
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    Supply Chain Database

    Connecting local businesses to the offshore wind industry
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  • Offshore wind turbine assembly preparing for transport

    $500 million Supply Chain Investment 

    Investing in critical infrastructure to drive local economic opportunity
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