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.
Recent press releases:
Equinor Backing Port of Albany to Host Nation’s First Offshore Wind Manufacturing Facility
10/20/2020 — Equinor ready to expand offshore wind in New York and invest locally.
09/10/2020 — Equinor partners with BP in US offshore wind to capture value and create platform for growth.
07/18/2019 — New York State governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Equinor’s Empire Wind as a winner.
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Environmental and social impact
Equinor Wind 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.