Beacon Wind 1 will supply homegrown, renewable power and inject significant economic investments into the region’s economy through important infrastructure upgrades.
the technology in use
We have deployed innovative technology, like lidar buoys, in the Beacon Wind lease area. The buoys collect ocean current data, in addition to wind and wave data, and is publicly available in near real-time. Learn more here.
The Port of Albany
The Port of Albany is the first offshore wind tower manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Slated to begin construction in 2023, this manufacturing facility will produce components for Beacon Wind. The facility will create over 500 short-term jobs and 300 long-term jobs.
The South Brooklyn MarinE Terminal (SBMT)
At 73 acres, the SBMT will be one of the largest dedicated offshore wind port facilities in the U.S. The SBMT will house Beacon Wind’s operations and maintenance base and serve as an assembly site for our projects and the broader New York and New England offshore wind industry.
Equinor and bp’s activities at SBMT are anticipated to support over 1,000 jobs annually in the region, from construction jobs to long term operations and maintenance jobs.
The renewable power generated by Beacon Wind’s turbines will be transported from the project site south of Nantucket to land via cables buried under the seabed.
Beacon Wind 1 will interconnect to the grid in Astoria, Queens.