Wind energy – U.S.A.
Riggs Distler has been selected as a general contractor to New York’s Sunrise Wind project, representing the state’s largest offshore wind supply chain contract to date.
The company will provide a broad range of onshore heavy civil, mechanical, and electrical services centered around the construction, assembly, inspection, and installation of the Sunrise Wind advanced foundation components.
The scope of work will include the construction of large-scale and specialized components that are fundamental elements of the wind farm’s turbine foundations, including external concrete platforms, suspended internal platforms, and anode cages.
Drawing from Riggs Distler’s strong connection and reputation with local unions and supply chains, Riggs Distler will directly employ more than 100 skilled tradesmen and women from local labor unions in New York to build the offshore wind components at the Port of Coeymans.
“We’re proud to be the general contractor for the Sunrise Wind farm and pleased to bring our local skilled union workforce to this groundbreaking project,” said Stephen M. Zemaitatis, Jr., President & CEO of Riggs Distler. “Riggs Distler’s leadership team was early to recognize the transformational potential of offshore wind in the United States. As such, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our company—our team members, current and future, and facilities are ready to help realize the promise of this exciting new industry.”