First American-Built Offshore Wind Substation Complete; Journey Now Underway from Texas Port up East Coast to South Fork Wind Project Site
26 May 2023
In the latest milestone for the growth of the U.S. offshore wind supply chain, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource today marked the “sail away” of the first American-built offshore wind substation, which departed a Texas fabrication facility yesterday. The substation is transiting across the Gulf of Mexico and then up the East Coast for installation at the South Fork Wind project site in a few weeks.
Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. (Kiewit), the largest offshore fabricator in the U.S., designed and built the substation, which will be deployed at Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork Wind project serving Long Island, New York, and set to begin operations by the end of this year.
Kiewit built the 1,500-ton, 60-foot-tall substation at its Ingleside facility near Corpus Christi. The substation will play a key role in enabling domestic energy production, strengthening America’s energy independence and adding to the nation’s energy mix.