Building an industry

New Yorkers are building an equitable offshore wind energy industry, in partnership with Ørsted and Eversource. With a supply chain that spans the state, we’re revitalizing ports and industries, and creating good paying, accessible union jobs from Long Island to New York City to the Capital Region and beyond.

New York’s ready for offshore wind. Are you?

Construction worker New York

What does it take to build an equitable clean energy industry?


By investing in offshore wind for New York, we’re investing in New Yorkers. We’re creating union jobs for New York's skilled workforce across the state – along with training opportunities to add to their number and grow the clean energy workforce of tomorrow. We put a special focus on providing opportunities for women, people of color, and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Where are we already investing in people?

  • We’re helping turn the Port of Coeymans into a hub for offshore wind component construction, with opportunities for workers from across New York’s building and construction trades – including electricians, carpenters, concrete masons, operating engineers, ironworkers, laborers and more

  • We’ve committed part of our $1 million Upper Hudson Workforce Development Fund to the Multi-Craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program (M.A.P.P.), to recruit and train low-income and workers of color for unionized construction apprenticeships, providing a path to family-sustaining careers while bringing more diversity to the building trades

Supply chain

Building New York’s offshore wind industry means more than just building offshore wind farms. It means building a whole supply chain – from construction and manufacturing to transport and shipping and beyond. In short, it’s a supply chain that spans the state.
Supply chain offshore wind farm

What’s in the supply chain so far?

  • We’ve entered into contracts worth $86 million with construction and steel manufacturing firms in Upstate New York to produce advanced foundation components for offshore wind turbines

  • Steel components that will be used in offshore wind turbine foundations will be manufactured in Wellsville, Allegany County NY

  • A new Operations and Maintenance hub will make Suffolk County an epicenter for training up the East Coast’s growing offshore wind talent pool

  • Port Jefferson will also be home to the first ever American-flagged Jones Act-qualified Service Operations Vessel, which is now under construction

  • The Research Way Operations and Maintenance facility in East Setauket in the Town of Brookhaven will be home to Sunrise Wind and South Fork Wind’s permanent staff, filling a wide range roles for decades to come


Sunrise Wind is built on partnership. Partnership between the world’s leading offshore wind developer, Ørsted, and national energy experts, Eversource. And partnership with the building trades that are essential to delivering one of the state’s biggest infrastructure projects.
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Who are we partnering with?

  • Sunrise Wind is included in Ørsted’s national Offshore Wind Agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions to ensure the jobs we're creating deliver on the promise of high-quality, family sustaining union careers for all our offshore wind construction projects – meaning New Yorkers can reap the benefits of clean energy from day one
  • We’ve partnered with Stony Brook University, contributing $5 million to promote innovative energy research, education, and technology deployment
  • We’re creating a National Offshore Wind Training Center in Suffolk County, a new model of partnership between industry, labor and academia, in collaboration with the Long Island Federation of Labor, the Nassau & Suffolk Building and Construction, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Utility Workers Union of America, and Suffolk Community College to prepare the next generation of New Yorkers for jobs in offshore wind as the industry continues to grow