Wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. Photo by Andy Dingley (CC 3.0)


Bloomberg reports that Brooklyn waterfront sites such as South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, are being scouted as a potential staging area for a Long Island offshore wind project proposed by Deepwater Wind LLC.

Deepwater Wind is building the nations first offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Photo via NYC EDC


Bloomberg News: Deepwater Wind LLC, the company building the only U.S. offshore wind farm, is looking at a Brooklyn waterfront site as a staging ground as it pursues a potential project off the south shore of Long Island, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Wind turbines in the North Sea. Credit: SteKrueBe (CC 3.0)


Securing the waterfront site, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, would be Deepwater’s first step toward building the wind farm that would generate clean power for New York City, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. Read more from Bloomberg News here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee