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Sunrise Wind Farm Open House

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 11:05
The area outlined in red shows where Orsted and Eversource will install up to 84 offshore wind turbines for the Sunrise Wind project. The transmission cable will come ashore at Smith Point County Park on Fire Island.

With Orsted and Eversource set to begin pre-construction activities in September on the 924-megawatt Sunrise Wind farm, the developers are hosting an open house for mariners and “fisheries stakeholders” in Montauk on Wednesday.

In late March, the United States Department of the Interior announced the approval of the project, which will include up to 84 turbines (down from the originally proposed 94) in a lease area 26.5 nautical miles east of Montauk. The turbines should be able to power more than 320,000 homes, according to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

The open house will be at 478 West Lake Drive from 4 to 7 p.m. Orsted and Eversource will discuss and seek input on the horizontal directional drilling and cable pull, which will happen at Smith Point County Park on Fire Island, as well as a temporary pier and barging route operations that will take place in the Intracoastal Waterway there, and the installation of the export cable from the offshore turbines in New York State waters.

The developers expect the turbines to be operational by 2025.

Orsted and Eversource are also partners in the recently completed South Fork Wind, a 12-turbine, 132-megawatt installation about 35 miles off Montauk Point, with a cable landing in Wainscott. That project was brought online in early March.

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