Ports and Infrastructure

Due to the scale of offshore wind technology, waterfront facilities are generally required to manufacture and handle all primary components. Infrastructure requirements vary significantly depending on the end-use of a particular facility, whether it be to support operations and maintenance, manufacturing, or staging activities. As the local offshore wind supply chain matures, a number of offshore wind port facilities will be either developed or refurbished across the region.

New York is poised to capture a significant portion of this port activity. The State already benefits from a diverse array of existing port infrastructure across three distinct geographic regions: New York Harbor, Long Island, and the Hudson River. As part of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, NYSERDA published a report analyzing more than 60 existing port facilities and areas that are capable of supporting offshore wind development. Building on this work, NYSERDA is also leading a second phase of its port assessment, working jointly with industry through the Jobs and Supply Chain Technical Working Group to refine the initial report and advise as to the use of $5 million allocated to infrastructure advancement.

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