Illustration photo from our offshore project at Dudgeon offshore wind farm, UK
Empire Wind is planned for an area of 80,000 acres, in federal waters, an average of 20 miles south of Long Island, east of the Rockaways. When complete, it will power more than a million New York homes.
Empire Wind is a 50-50 partnership between Equinor and bp, operated by Equinor, and is a key contributor to our strategic position in the U.S.
Virtual community meeting December 2021
If you missed the virtual Long Island community meeting or would like to watch the presentation again, the video recording is now available. Thank you for your engagement and please feel free to reach out to us with any further feedback.
Watch the recording here.
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Recent press releases:
Equinor and bp achieve key step in advancing offshore wind for New York
Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has selected Vestas as its preferred supplier.
Equinor Announces Opening of New York Offshore Wind Project Office
Equinor selected for largest-ever US offshore wind award
Equinor Backing Port of Albany to Host Nation’s First Offshore Wind Manufacturing Facility
Equinor partners with BP in US offshore wind to capture value and create platform for growth.
Equinor ready to expand offshore wind in New York and invest locally.
New York State governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Equinor’s Empire Wind as a winner.
Environmental and social impact
We are is committed to coexistence with commercial and recreational stakeholders and aims to achieve this by proactively avoiding or minimizing impacts on fishing throughout all phases of the project life-cycle. Consultations with fishermen from Massachusetts to New Jersey are ongoing to receive their valuable feedback.
We are conducting many environmental studies to learn how to best coexist with marine life and birds in the lease area. We are committed to sharing our data with the public and answering your questions. We will continue to post studies and data here as we continue the permitting process.
We have a long history of effectively building international supply chains and striking the right balance between global competition, local businesses, local content, and skills.
NYSERDA Offshore Wind Supply Chain Database
Empire Wind will be announcing its prime contractors in the coming months, at which time we will refer them both to our supplier lists as well as the NYSERDA Offshore Wind Supply Chain Database.
Equinor has a firm commitment to provide New York companies with the opportunity to provide goods and services to Empire Wind. We and our prime contractors will use NYSERDA Offshore Wind Supply Chain Database to make sure New York State companies listed in this database are aware of opportunities.
You can request listing on the database or update your organization’s information on the database here.
Equinor recognises the great contributions that suppliers make to project success and the value they create for partners and customers. Please find more information on the link below: