Sunrise Wind will support Governor Hochuls goal of establishing an enduring offshore wind supply chain while incentivizing and encouraging economic growth in New York State.
In total, Sunrise Wind will invest more than $400 million in New York in accordance with our Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit agreement with the state. As part of this agreement, we are committed to working with minority- and women-owned businesses to ensure that the developing offshore wind supply chain is inclusive and diverse.
Sunrise Wind is estimated to generate up to 800 direct jobs through the project’s construction. Thousands of other indirect and induced jobs will be created to support project work – ranging from companies that will monitor wildlife and the seabed around the project to boosting local businesses who provide goods and services within the vicinity of the ports in which we will operate.
One of our biggest commitments to Long Island will be making Port Jefferson the home of our Operations and Maintenance Hub, which will serve our entire Northeast portfolio and will support approximately 100 permanent, full-time jobs over the 25-year life of our projects as well as shorter-term construction jobs.
Additionally, Sunrise Wind has committed $10 million in seed funding to create a National Offshore Wind Training Center in Suffolk County. Together with partners from labor, academia, and the environmental community, the Center will feature facilities and programming that aim to cement Suffolk County’s role as an integral part of the offshore wind industry. Suffolk County Community College will serve as the academic arm of this initiative.
Sunrise Wind has committed to performing secondary steel fabrication in the New York Capital Region and to funding the Upper Hudson Valley Workforce Development Fund, which will ensure residents throughout the state have access to the training needed to succeed in the offshore wind industry. We will also be investing $10 million to support continued port development throughout the state.
Sunrise Wind is entering negotiations with New York State contractors and trade labor organizations on a Project Labor Agreement to cover construction activities for the project, and committing to paying prevailing wages.
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